Who We Are
Pastor Bryan Allen
Bishop Bryan Allen is an ambassador of the faith, a keeper of the flame, a transformational leader with an Apostolic mantle, and a prophetic anointing to guide and govern the Lord’s church. With his classical Pentecostal-Apostolic roots and charge to lead in the modern era of the church, he is a bridge-builder with trans-generational influence and 21st Century relevance.
Reminiscent of the great prophet, Samuel, who was raised in the temple, Bishop Allen’s life was dedicated and consecrated to the service of the Lord from his youth. As the son of the late Apostle Samuel Allen, he was born into a rich legacy of ministry and bred on the Holy Scriptures and in the admonition of Jesus Christ. Bishop Allen’s ministry experience spans several decades. Being fully immersed in the full scope of Ecclesiastical Affairs, he possesses high levels of competency in all areas of ministry operations.
While Bishop Allen has been to the school of the Spirit, he has also achieved notable academic and professional success. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The School of Ministerial Studies. He was later recognized by St. Thomas Christian College and awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. He employs his gifts in leadership and organizational management in the secular arena as a logistics and supply chain management specialist for the rail industry.
Bishop Allen accredits all his success to the grace of God and the love of his childhood sweetheart and beautiful wife of 30 years, Lady Kenda Allen. Together, they lead and serve as parents and leaders. They find particular joy in hosting marriage retreats for both singles and married couples— with more than 30 years of success in marriage and family, Bishop and Lady Allen are profound examples of God’s intention for man and wife. They are the loving and proud parents of three beautiful children, Elder Steffan Michael, Stefanie Michelle, and Christian Simone. They assert that the health and well-being of the family determine the well-being of the church.
Bishop Bryan Allen is a blessing, a transformational leader, and an extraordinary gift to the body of Christ, who takes pleasure in serving God’s people with love, compassion, and integrity.
First Lady Kenda Allen
First Lady Kenda Allen serves as an advocating voice and example for women by helping them lead a faith-based lifestyle in excellence by deed and virtue.
Mrs. Allen’s leadership experience spans past 20 years of dedication in teaching women in both business and religious institutions all aspects of an enhanced life and comportment. This includes teaching classes in marriage and relationship, conduct of a single woman and womanhood, spirituality of a woman in the faith and other areas of practicality including travel, business management and investments.
Lady Kenda Allen leads multiple business ventures that provides comprehensive understanding to the various needs of women and their families. As First Lady and Director of Women’s Ministry, she leads programming aiming to connect women of various ages to applicable knowledge, resources, and helping them shape the lifestyle they envision for themselves.
Being a visionary and planner has caused Mrs. Allen to be recognized globally by many women and organizations. Her commitment to excellence and ability to multitask in several capacities has been greatly beneficial to the ministry.
As she walks in her unique favor, she takes pleasure in her family structure with her husband, Bishop Bryan S. Allen, D.D. and their three children, Steffan Michael, Stefanie Michelle and Christiana Samone and their pup, Royalty Allen.
Shareese was born and raised in Illinois and in the Apostolic faith. She came up taking part in areas such as Sunday school, children’s choir, youth department, performing arts choir and business office administration.
In 2003, she obtained her a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. She has spent over 17 years of her career in Finance; Accounting roles with a Fortune Global 500 company. She is the mother of three beautiful children and is raising them to trust and serve the Lord. In her free time, she enjoys a spending time with family, a good book, and traveling.
As the Executive Director of Operations her primary role is to
collaborate with the pastor, executive board, and members to aid in carrying out the financial vision for SVWC. Specific duties to include management of contributions, accounts payables, financial reporting, payroll, and ad-hoc administrative needs.
Christiana is currently a full-time student studying to obtain her MBA and Doctorates of Physical Therapy at Grand Canyon University. Her background spans widely in leading dynamic teams of creative and strategic leaders.
In previous roles, Christiana has managed the strategy, process, workflow, and oversight of all communications including social media, email, text, printed documents and press releases for multiple religious organizations.
As Communications Director, she is responsible for implementing an overarching communications plan for Sun Valley Worship Center while cultivating, leading, and managing a team of communications staff and volunteers such as writers, videographers, photographers, and designers to create relevant evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, services, and worship experiences that engage people to grow their relationship with Christ across all population groups.
Shantenae is a strong believer of personal contribution and giving back to the community. She has enjoyed several roles over the years including over 15 years of service to Midwest religious organizations. Her memberships to the Boys and Girls Club, Business Chamber of Commerce, Non-Profit Agencies and Government Advisory boards has allowed her to cultivate community discipleship through programming and relationship building.
She has been a champion of connecting the community with resources both personally and professionally.
As Director of Community Outreach and Missions, she serves as a liaison and builder of a cohesive community ecosystem --connecting partners, creating outreach and program strategy and building relationships with local businesses, support organizations, and government agencies.