Allen works to:
"It wasn't until my early 20's before I was able to truly begin loving myself... Now, I seek to laugh often, love fully & lead well."
Allen attempted suicide 1 month after graduating from high school. He thought he had no future. But God intervened on that warm July night in 1992 and over several years began to reveal His desires and purpose for Allen's life.
NOW, Allen lives in the future he thought didn't exist! He is a husband and a father, has 2 degrees, worked for several great companies, was a documentary filmmaker in 7 African countries, China and Europe, and has authored 8 books... so far. He desires to maximize every gift and talent God has given him to build others up for Christ's Kingdom.
He is currently the Co-Pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle, NY. He uses his 30+ years of life experience, gifts and talents and biblical knowledge to help others pursue their God-given dreams and purpose.
Allen has also created the DTC Writer Studio to help guide writers who want to become authors. It consists of a YouTube Channel where he shares writer/author insights, as well as a coaching service for those who desire accountability throughout their writing process.
He's an avid reader who grew up not liking to read. He also enjoys writing, drawing, watching movies, vertical wind tunnel flying and spending time with is wife and son.
Do you like drama, action, poetry, personal development, or spiritual growth? Allen's books (of multiple genres) are written to "take you on a journey" while helping you achieve your God-given dreams and purpose!
Author Out Loud:
Listen to Allen share his writing process with students at a 2016 "Authors Out Loud" event, held at New Rochelle High School.
In 2016, Allen combined audio recording clips from a number of speaking and preaching engagements with original music to produce his first motivational mixtape.
He was inspired by Dr. Eric Thomas (ET) - who has inspired and motivated thousands around the world with his own motivational mixtapes. Allen himself has listened to ET and been impacted by his messages.
One day, after a conversation with his friend, Shaquan Huntt, it dawned on Allen that he had audio recordings from his speaking engagements which were unused. Only those present at the actual events benefited from his messages. So, producing his own mixtape seemed like a natural next step for positively impacting more people.
"My hope is that this mixtape impacts your life. The title, 'Pursuing Significance', is about my desire to be more than successful in life. My desire is to create a legacy which inspires, motivates and educates others for generations to come. So, enjoy listening to 'Pursuing Significance!' May it help you to do the same."
*Original Mixtape Music by Allen Paul Weaver III & Shellie Sampson "Four"