Rev. James E. Allen was the senior pastor of a traditional Baptist Church for 7 years beginning in July of 1991 at the age of 23 years old.  Being the youngest pastor in church history, it became evident early on that the contemporary leadership style exhibited by Rev. Allen was different from anything ever experienced in the 80 year history of the church.    Rev. Allen’s leadership focused on “stepping outside of the boxâ€? in worship, the teaching of the word of God, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, and creating an environment where people were free to experience the presence of God.  In the process of time, it became clear that God was leading the ministry in a direction different from where some of the membership wanted to go.  


Therefore on October 1, 1998, Rev. James E. Allen along with approximately 150 others gathered for the first service of the newly established Macedonia Christian Ministries. Rev. Allen was given the vision to establish a non-traditional, non-denominational ministry where people could worship God as prescribed in His word, be taught the word of God, follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and be free to experience the presence of God in every service. Additionally, the focus would be to establish a Bible-based, Word Oriented ministry, focused on the spiritual growth of the people of God, in order to equip them to do the work of God. This new ministry would enable him to do all of these things without the barriers and dictates of denomination and tradition.


Since it’s organization, Macedonia Christian Ministries has experienced tremendous success in attaining the goals of Rev. Allen’s vision. The ministry has grown at an astonishing rate in membership and ministries that are offered:


  • 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Worship Services
  • Sunday School
  • Morning/Noon-day Intercessory Prayer
  • Mid-Week Service (including Children’s Bible Study)
  • Noon-Day Bible Study
  • Married Conference
  • Singles Conference
  • Youth Ministry
  • Dance Ministry
  • Music Ministry
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Deacon & Deaconess Ministry
  • Greeters Ministry
  • Ministerial Staff
  • Parish Nurse Ministry
  • Media Ministry
  • Children’s Church
  • Newsletter Ministry
  • Pastoral Care Calling Ministry
  • Nursery Ministry
  • Unseen Hands Ministry
  • New Members’ Orientation Ministry

It is accurate to say that the ministry’s growth has exceeded even his expectations; having established a ministry that ministers to the “whole manâ€?.  In addition to all the above ministries, classes on Exercise & Nutritional Awareness and Financial Planning & Stability have been a part of the programs offered to members. 


Also, the outreach programs have expanded to include a non-profit organization, Dominion Outreach Christian Ministries under which an Assisted Living Facility, Men’s & Women’s Ministry have been established.  The addition of these programs is just the start for many future endeavors of Macedonia Christian Ministries. 


The mission as before stated, for the people of God to do the work of God.  The work of God entails building and establishing a community for God.  The building of this community includes the procurement of property/land in order to build housing, businesses, etc. in order to create an environment wherein people are secure and in control of their community.

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