Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
             Port Allen, Louisiana


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       Pastor's Biography

Rev. Raymond E. Allen, Sr. was born December 10, 1959, in Houma, LA.  His Parents, the late Raymond Allen
and Laferne Banks Allen, raised him and his sisters, Victoria and Terri, in a Christian home where God was always first. 
Under the guidance of his grandparents, Leroy Banks, Sr. and Ophelia Banks, he was taught to learn God's work
and to always seek the Lord. 

He is a 1977 graduate of South Terrebonne High School in Houma, LA.  He continued his education at
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA and received his Bachelor Degree in 1982. 
His education continued with the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

He and his lovely wife, the former Cheryl Wilson, were joined in Holy Matrimony in 1989 and are the
parents of five beautiful children:  Angelisa Nicelle, Raymond Jr., Chevon Cherri, Abbie Suzan and Adam Micheal-John.

He was called to preach the Gospel and was licensed in 1990 and ordained in 1992.  He has been a pastor for 16 years.

Raymond Allen, Sr. became pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in August 2001, where God has led him to
teach, preach, and to reach God's people with love.  Rev. Allen finished his teaching career as Band Director and
Music teacher at Plaquemine High School in 2011. Rev. Allen is the full time pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
of Port Allen, LA. Rev. Allen was a school teacher for 25 years.

Rev. Allen exemplifies the type of leader who firmly believes that the most important thing is to learn that God
comes first and everything else will be added. 





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