Dennis has been the Youth Pastor of Bethany Church (Bethany Lane Baptist Church) since 1998. He earned his Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000. He also has a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (1993). Also a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology, 1985. He is married to Chris Allen, they have two grown children.
Prior to becoming a youth Pastor, Dennis worked for the Department of Defense as an Electrical Engineer. He still loves the technical side of things and regularly uses these gifts and talents each Sunday and during the different programs to help people experience God in new creative ways visually through video or lighting.
As a new Christian, God kept pushing me to volunteer in the children and youth areas of church. In the spring of 1998 during a High School conference, he clearly showed me that He wanted me to be the Youth Minister at Bethany Church. He also spoke to me through many different people and situations. I am thankful He was so clear and paved a way for me to be used by Him here at Bethany Church.