Pastor Gary Allen, Sr.

Superintendent Gary Allen Sr. is a true visionary. He and his wife Linda Allen are the Founders and Pastors of Word of God Christian Center, COGIC Fayetteville, NC.  Pastor Allen shares the gospel with a practical presentation and unmistakable clarity.  Pastor Allen motivates and challenges people from every walk of life to strive for excellence.

Through hard work and dedication to pursuing excellence in education, Pastor Allen, a native of Muskegon, Michigan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Certification in Project Management.

Pastor Allen served under the covering and direction of the late Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr., Founder of Evangel Fellowship in Greensboro NC. Bishop Lockett anointed and sent Gary and First Lady Linda Allen to work in the city of Dunn in 2001 at what was known as Abundant Life Fellowship.

In 2012 Pastor Allen was appointed by Bishop Lockett to preside as Superintendent for the Greater Sandhills District (GSHD). The GSHD is comprised of several church’s that work together to “expand the vision” that was started by Bishop Lockett. Pastor Allen works closely with the leadership of his district to reach the loss and expand the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Allen has been married to his wife the lovely Linda Denise Allen for 24 years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Mariah and Gary Jr.



First Lady Linda Allen

First Lady Linda Allen is a native of Dunn, NC where she gave her life to the Lord at the early age of twelve, and she has been ministering for over twenty-one years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. First Lady Linda Allen has a heart for women and to see families restored for the glory of God. God has truly blessed her with a powerful teaching ability, a prophetic anointing, an uncompromising character, integrity and a strong revelation of the Word of God.

First Lady Linda Allen has founded the: “Warring Women of Excellence” which is now known as Cake, Coffee, and Conversation (CCC). CCC is a spiritual support group that reaches out to the women throughout the community that meets monthly to discuss current issues and how to apply the biblical approach to their daily lives. She also started a Women In Ministry (WIM) chapter in Fayetteville under the leadership of First Lady Barbara Lockett of WIM International.

First Lady Linda Allen has also facilitated the first WGCC’s Women’s Encounter in February 2008. She encourages everyone to maintain a spiritual maintenance plan to walk out their deliverance God’s way. In her being, she has become a dynamic speaker, teacher, wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.   She has adopted the phrase, “Where excellence is expected, average is no longer accepted”. First Lady Linda Allen has been the wife of Pastor Gary Allen for over 24 years.  They are proud parents of two wonderful children, Mariah and Gary Jr. She co-Pastors with her husband, Pastor Gary Allen, at Word of God Christian Center, “Where Dedication, Deliverance, Development and Discipleship is our Mission”.