About Cullen

Background & Family

Seasoned Executive Pastor with 22+ years of full time ministry experience at Allison Park Church.  A faith-filled motivational leader, communicator, and team builder.  Passionate about seeing breakthrough in people’s lives, releasing emerging kingdom leaders and seeing multitudes come to Christ.


Cullen and Shelley have been married over 22 years and have 3 incredible boys, ages 12, 15 and 18.

Hobbies

Cullen is an avid cyclist and sports enthusiast.  He also enjoys playing disc golf and loves being active in general.  

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Bible and Pastoral Ministry, (1991-1995) Central Bible College

Ministry Experience

Allison Park Church Executive Pastor 2013 – Present

  • Implementation of systems and structure in an organization of 1,700 in weekly attendance. 
  • Lead staff meetings.
  • Oversight of large church staff.
  • Regular preaching and teaching opportunities.
  • Board of Stewardship and Executive Board involvement.
  • Preparation and oversight of the organizational budget of $2.7 million (including ministry,operations and staffing).
  • Coordination of several campuses in a multi-site environment.
  • Provide counsel and direction for individuals dealing with a variety of issues, including marriage and family, addictions, etc..

Allison Park Church Next Generation Pastor / Ministry School Director 2007 - 2012

  • Served as the first Director of ministry school while continuing as the Next Gen Pastor (see below). 
  • The school was patterned from Mission SOS based out of Sweden. 
  • Adapted the concept to current environment and about 200 people have attended since its inception. 
  • Through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Delaware District of the Assemblies of God, we have seen many students become credentialed ministers
  • The school continues to be strong and has over 30 students enrolled for the 2017-2018 year.

Allison Park Church Next Generation Pastor 2003 – 2012

  • Led all ministries that served people 18 years old and below. 
  • Oversight of about 600 people every week. Sometimes the weekly ministry oversight exceeded 1,000 people (Upward basketball season).
  • Helped launch an Upward basketball program that has continued to grow and has a current registration of over 450 kids every year.
  • Launched big outreach events such as Easter Egg Hunts and Candytown (a life-size game based off of “Candyland” with characters, etc.).  These were catalysts for record-setting attendance weekends.

Allison Park Church Youth Ministry Pastor / Master's Commission Director 1998 - 2002

  • Continued to be the youth pastor and also launched a Master’s Commission ministry as well as an intern program.  
  • During this time we acquired a building and renovated it for the youth ministry as well as the Master’s Commission students.  
  • The youth group grew to over 200 students on a weekly basis.  
  • We had evangelistic outreach events that exceeded 450 students at times.  Many were coming to Christ and lives were being changed.

Allison Park Church Youth Ministry Pastor 1995 – 2001

  • Led the youth ministry when it was a single group of around 50 middle school and high school students (combined).
  • Separated the middle school ministry from high school ministry.
  • Personally led the high school ministry and developed a leader for the middle school ministry.

Cullen's Sermons

Sermon - "Beneath The Surface"

Cullen challenges people to look below the surface of their lives and pursue spiritual depth.

Sermon - "I Quit Quitting"

Cullen encourages people that God is always at work, but we need to work with Him - so don't give up - don't quit! 

Sermon - "My Identity"

Cullen reminds everyone that their identity isn't defined by limitations, but rather by God's presence.  Therefore, nothing is impossible! 

Spiritual Gifts & Core Competencies

Leadership

Communication

Pastor/Shepherding

Evangelism

Administration/Ruling

Discernment

References

Jeff Leake

Lead Pastor Allison Park Church

412-327-3275

Ron Johnson

Lead Pastor One Church

407-920-9934

Damian Williams

President of Leadership League

412-760-5090

Joe Schafer

Allison Park Church Next Gen Director

412-491-9298

Contact Cullen

Cullen Allen