Derek Allen is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Tillman's Corner in Mobile, Alabama. He and his wife, Lindsay, were married in 2003, and have five children–Jackson (born 2008), Meredith (born 2010), Sawyer (born 2013), Elizabeth (born 2017), and Marshall (born 2020).
Derek was born and raised in Etowah County, Alabama and earned a Bachelors in Psychology from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently in the writing stage of a Ph.D. in New Testament from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Derek enjoys dating his wife, playing with his kids, reading, writing, running, and playing basketball.