Fellowship Seventy, Allen Broadus has been invited, and accepted a role as Board Member of the Christian Universalist Association (CUA). The CUA is an association of individuals, churches, and para-church ministries focused on the reality that all are reconciled to God as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. They strive to promote restoration of relationships, with each other, and with God.
Allen J. Broadus is a native of South Carolina. He was born and raised in Columbia. Allen’s early religious formation was largely the result of his Grandmother who would make sure her family was in the pew every time the doors of the Church seemed to be open. This ingrained in Allen the importance of a personal relationship with God at an early age. After graduating High School Allen joined the United States Navy and began to train as a Nuclear Machinist Mate and Engineering Laboratory Technician. After training, Allen served the rest of his enlistment assigned to a fast attack submarine. Upon completion of his naval enlistment Allen became more active in church activities as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During this time, Allen served on various local and area committees specializing in the teaching and missionary efforts. It was also during this time that Allen’s personal relationship with God began to grow in unexpected yet tremendous ways. It was during this time that Allen began to feel the weight of mistreatment minority communities and the LGBT+ community faced in the church he was a member of. Allen revered God as a God of love and strived to see that love reflected in the treatment of all God’s children. As such, Allen left his church and became a missionary focused minister with The Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship. Allen is now actively engaged in a ministry which proclaims the universal nature of God’s love and salvation. Allen currently holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is working towards completing his Masters in Divinity.
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