Rev. Dr. Luther S. Allen III was installed as the 12th Pastor of First Lynnhaven Baptist Church on October 14, 2012. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA, and an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree in Congregational Mission and Leadership from the historic Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
Pastor Allen serves as the Home Missions Director and Assistant State Director of Christian Education for the Virginia Baptist State Convention, Inc. He is also a CLS Dean for the Sunday School Publishing Board, Inc. Nashville, TN, which certifies him to administrate nationally-certified Christian Education training.
Dr. Allen embodies the spirit of Matthew 25:31-40, and faithfully leads “First Church” in the Kingdom Work of feeding the poor, clothing the naked, assisting the homeless, and visiting the sick and confined. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he shepherds the congregation in bearing witness to the “Already but Not Yet” Kingdom of God, and fulfilling the missio Dei, God’s mission in the world.
He is married to the former Jacqueline Claud of Southampton County, Virginia. They are blessed to be the parents of two daughters, Kaelani and Victoria, as well as two grand-daughters, Madisyn and Mara.