Fred Allen is founder and president of Burning Bush Ministries. He has a graduate degree in English literature and taught for many years at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He directs New Scholars Academy, a college preparatory program for high school students.
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 on the pastoral staffs of churches and as the pastor of an urban missions church in the Los Angeles area.
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.