Mrs. Jacqueline Allen is the wife of Pastor Luther S. Allen III, and has been the “First Lady” of First Lynnhaven Baptist Church, in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 2012. Sister Allen is a devoted wife, mother, and Servant of God who represents the presence and power of God through her spirit and testimony.
First Lady Jackie was born and reared in Southampton County, and is one of seven siblings. After graduating early from high school, she graduated from Norfolk State University, then went on to serve several years of active duty service in the United States Air Force. Always concerned for the well-being of families and children, Mrs. Allen first volunteered for the Norfolk Court Services Unit of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, before becoming an employee.
Currently, she is one of the longest tenured court officers, and serves as the Senior Intake Officer, ministering both legally and spiritually in the context to which God has assigned her. Along with her secular vocation, First Lady Allen helps in the various ministries of First Lynnhaven Baptist Church, teaching in Children’s Church and Vacation Bible School, supporting the Women’s Fellowship Ministry Activities, and serving alongside Pastor Allen as his spiritual cheerleader and confidante.
She is the loving mother of Victoria Allen and step-daughter Kaelani Allen, and doting grandmother to two grand-daughters, Madisyn, 5, and Mara, 1. Her favorite proclamation of praise is, “To God be the glory for the great things he hath done!”