Fred Allen is founder and president of Burning Bush Ministries. He has a graduate degree in English literature and taught at Crown College near Minneapolis and George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Fred is an international speaker, teacher, writer, cartoonist, and sometimes stage actor. His wife, Sonia Allen, is a successful artist and art educator. They have four grown children and live in Salem, Oregon.
In 1979 Fred experienced radical transformation in Christ. He became a serious student of the Bible and soon discovered his gift for teaching. Over the years Fred has taught in high schools, a Bible college, and a large university. He has served as a pastor of churches affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
As a speaker Fred blends comedy with passionate delivery. As a teacher he brings a refreshing literary approach to the Scriptures. Avoiding dogmatic predispositions, he insists on letting the Biblical texts speak for themselves rather than encumbering them with theological assumptions. The result is a thoughtful, powerful encounter with the God of the Bible.