Allan is thankful for stumbling into the church across the street from his house growing up: First Church of God in Edmonton, Canada. In college, he ended up shifting from an engineering pursuit to a calling into fulltime ministry.
After graduating from Anderson School of Theology, Allan enjoyed serving as an associate pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a number of years. Eventually he, along with his wife, Tami, and their three children, headed west to pastor Mountain Park Church in Phoenix, AZ. where he has been for the past twelve years.