In the first of two conversations focusing on the local church, Steve Allen discusses the importance of music in congregational worship, specifically from a Pentecostal perspective. Music is vital in the theological health and development and also powerfully and properly important in stirring the emotional dimension of men and women in their worship of the Triune God.
The second conversation deals with the need to establish the expectation of excellence in music and leading a congregation in singing before the Lord. Steve talks about the need to develop an entire culture of ministry excellence and is an excellent resource for pastors and worship leaders as they build out staff and ministry.
About Steven Allen
Steven Allen is currently Minister of Music and Media at Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee where he has served since April 2001. His primary responsibility is to direct the pastoral care, planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluation of the entire music and media ministry of Westmore Church of God. He and the Westmore Senior Pastor, Kelvin Page, have a team approach designed to develop a strong church of dynamic, committed Christians where Steven challenges the congregation of Westmore to experience the presence of God through praise and worship, both corporately and privately.
Steven received his Bachelor of Arts in Church Music from Lee University 1992. He is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God. Beyond his responsibilities at Westmore he has served as clinician at several music conferences, adjudicated state and national Teen Talent, led worship on local and national levels, charter member and chairman of the COG Music Pastor’s Advisory Council and serves on the COG TN State Music Board.
In addition to his frequent leadership responsibilities in national music and worship conferences, Steven has been a worship leader for state meetings, evangelism conferences, as well as the Church of God International Assembly.
Steven has been married to Laura Roman Allen since 1991. They have three sons Chandler, Zachary and Nicholas. Laura holds a degree in Business from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.