Pastor Rick Allen

Pastor Allen has been serving in the ministry for over 30 years.  He is holds a Certificate of Ministry from Gospel Lighthouse and is a Certified Biblical and Grief Counselor through the National Association of Christian Counselors.    

Pastor Allen has a passion for studying, preaching and teaching the word of God. His love for God's people and compassion for the lost can be seen throughout his life and his ministry. His desire is to see God's love have a dynamic, life changing impact in each community, city, state, country and ultimately the world.

Married for Ministry

Pastor's Allen met while attending seminary. Their love for Jesus is what drew them together and their love for Jesus is what keeps them together. 


Bonded by the common love of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowering God's people is what their marriage and Waters of Hope Ministries and Empowerment Center was founded upon.  

Pa​stor Laquita Allen

Pastor Laquita Allen is committed to the Lord and loves teaching his Word.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services from Wilberforce University and received her Certificate of Ministry from Gospel Lighthouse School of Ministry. She is also a  Certified Biblical Counselor through the National Association of Christian Counselors. She is currently pursuing a dual Masters degree in Business Administration and Ministry from Ohio Christian University. 


Pastor Allen is Founder & CEO of 3G-God’s Greatest Gifts, a mentoring program for at-promise adolescent girls and has dedicated her life's work to empowering all people through the Word of God.