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Cheryl AllenCheryl Allen
Managing Director

From a young age Cheryl has proactively sought to assist the disadvantaged, particularly children affected by poverty.  Her desire to become a missionary led her to train as a nurse and midwife, and thereafter to go to Bible College. In the last 20 years she has pastored 3 churches. She is the founder of the Door of Hope Children’s Mission, and remains a director on the board. She also co-founded the Touch Life Centre – a nursery school for the poorest of the poor in the inner city of Johannesburg.

Don AllenDonald Allen
General Secretary

Donald M Allen has been a dedicated Bible teacher and counsellor for 40 years - teaching biblical education in the SA school system and in local churches. His emphasis and passion in Bible teaching has always been to make theology practical - “if our theology does not change the way we relate to God and our neighbour it is worthless.” Currently he is a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors of SA, chairman of Deeds of Love Ministries, General Secretary of Arise Ministry Group, on the Board of Directors of Global Business Roundtable, and an elder at Berea Baptist Mission Church.

Richard AllenRichard Allen
Creative Director

Richard has completed his Bachelor of Theology (Cum Laude) at the Baptist Theological College of S.A. Where he served as head student in his third year. He also has a diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design from the prestigious Red & Yellow School of Advertising. He desires to integrate his creative media skills and Theological training to be used in Kingdom service. Richard has been involved in various ministries over the years , including the positions of; leader of the FUSION mission’s team of the Baptist Youth of South Africa; and Creative Director and columnist of TRUTH magazine (a nationally distributed Christian youth publication). He is currently also serving as the Associate Pastor of Riverside Community Church.

Board Members


You can do things
I cannot do.
I can do what you
cannot do.
Together we can do
great things.