Steve O. Allen, I is the senior pastor of Destiny Christian Center in La Place, Louisiana. In just eleven years, DCC has quickly become one of the fastest growing and largest ministries in the area. Pastor Steve has been active in church since the age of twelve, serving in many capacities from deaconship to television production and media services. By his early twenties, God had called him to minister the Word.
Before entering ministry full time, Pastor Steve worked in sports and entertainment management. Although he was very successful in these pursuits, Pastor Steve soon realized God had a greater calling on his life. On August 8, 1999, Allen was consecrated as pastor of New Home Ministries- La Place.
In the eleven years Pastor Steve has been in ministry, many lives have been changed through his transparency as a man and his ability to teach the principles of God with real life application. Because of his own life experiences, Pastor Steve encourages all people to never give up. He often says, "Destiny demands diligence!" Under his leadership, many have found salvation and countless more have rededicated their lives to the Lord.
Besides ministry, Pastor Steve reaches thousands on a weekly basis through his notable broadcast, Discovering Your Destiny, frequent appearances on TBN's Praise the Lord and often travels to minister the Gospel throughout the country.
After eight years of ministry, Pastor Steve was led to change the name of New Home Ministries to Destiny Christian Center in an effort to convey a message of purpose and hope. He fully believes God's Word in Jeremiah 29:11, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'" It is his desire to see every person discover the destiny God has for them and live the life we all were created to live. On August 8, 2008, Pastor Steve was consecrated as Founder and Pastor of Destiny Christian Center.
Pastor Steve and his wife, Marilyn have two children, Brittany and Steve II, and reside in La Place, Louisiana.