Church Staff


Tom Allen, Intentional Interim Pastor


Rev. Tom Allen has been in the gospel ministry since 1975. He is a graduate of Asbury College (Wilmore, Kentucky), and the Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack, New York).Mr. Allen was the National Director of Evangelism for the Christian & Missionary Alliance, and he has pastored churches in British Columbia (Canada), Ohio, and Minnesota. He has also served on the denominational Board of Directors.

Rev. Tom Allen is founder and president of Tom Allen Ministries and a National Evangelist appointed by the Board of Directors for the C&MA.  As an evangelist, his travels have taken him to more than 300 churches in the United States and Canada.  He has also journeyed to several countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America, ministering to missionaries and their children, along with national churches and their leadership.  Since 2002, Tom has served as Intentional Interim Pastor for thirteen churches that were in crisis or transition throughout the U.S. and Canada. (  

Tom Allen is the author of 3 booklets and 9 books.

Tom’s wife, Arliss, is a retired public school teacher who taught Family & Consumer Science for 22 years. The Allen’s have two adult daughters—Andrea, a website developer for an online university in Minneapolis, and Amanda, an attorney practicing in Oakland, California. Tom and Arliss have had their home base in Lawrenceville, Georgia, since 2009.

           Booklets:   Leadership Begins at Home  

                             Let Him Who Is Without Sin  

                             Hope for Hurting Parents         

           Books:      I Wish You Could Meet My Mom and Dad (1978)  

                            Rock n’ Roll, The Bible, and The Mind (1982)  

                            Congregations in Conflict (1991)      

                           Ten Foolish Things Christians Do To Stunt Their Growth(1996) 

                           Joy Comes In The Mourning (1998)

                           A Closer Look At Dr. Laura (1999)

                           With No Remorse: Murder and Mayhem in our Schools—

                                           A Biblical Response (1999)

                              What To Expect Now That You’re A Christian (2000)

                          Leading the Followers by Following the Leader (2000)



Jennifer Harding, Administrative Assistant
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Pat Handy, Ministry Assistant
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John Green, Facilities Manager



Church Elders

The lay elders are called to serve with the senior pastor and any other pastoral staff (who are also elders) in shepherding the church flock.  They serve in oversight of the spiritual ministry of the church body.  The elders meet at least twice a month for prayer, ministry of God's Word, and congregational shepherding (i.e. interviewing of baptismal candidates and prospective members, church discipline, and prayerful discussion of the vision and future direction of our congregation).  Elders strive to be men whose lives demonstrate the scriptural qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.  The current elders are:


Russ Grim

Scott Marando

Rob Shaw

Dave Smith

R.C. Willin




Board of Ministries

The Board of Ministries is called to serve the church body in oversight of the administrative ministry of the church.  The Board of Ministries meets on a monthly basis, or more frequently as needed, to administrate church building and financial matters, approve ministry initiatives, carefully review financial reports, and implement the vision and future direction of the church as communicated by the elders.



Atlanta Road Alliance Church
22625 Atlanta Road  |  P.O. Box 756  |  Seaford, Delaware