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Jimmy Allen

To many, the name Jimmy Allen is almost synonymous with the word “evangelist.”  

In his long preaching career, he estimates he has conducted about 1,400 gospel meetings, with 40,000 to 50,000 responses and at least 10,000 baptisms.

Allen, who was baptized while studying at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., is perhaps best known for his 50 citywide preaching campaigns to tens of thousands in civic centers, coliseums and sports stadiums across the nation during the 1960s and 70s. During one 10-day meeting in Memphis, Tenn., in 1965, Allen said 270 people were baptized.

“From the day I became a Christian at Harding, I knew (the Gospel) was too good for me to keep my mouth shut,” Allen said. “I’ve shared the Gospel wherever I go — with hitchhikers, in a restaurant, on an airplane. Seems to me like this is what Christians are supposed to be doing.”


  B.A. from Harding (Searcy, 1952)
  M.R.E. from Harding (Memphis, 1959)
  Doctor of Humanities

  Hh.D. from Oklahoma Christian College, 1971
  Doctor of Laws (L.L.D. from Harding

  University, 1995)


Harding University:
  Assistant Professor from 1959 to 1971
  Promoted to Associate Professor in 1971
  Received Outstanding Educator Award in   

  Received Distinguished Teacher Award in

  Promoted to Professor in 1981


  What is Hell Like?
  Survey of Hebrews
  The American Crisis
  Survey of Acts (2 vols.)
  The Need for Revival
  The Foolishness of God 
  Persuading Men to Receive Jesus
  Survey of Romans
  Fire in My Bones
  Survey of I Corinthians
  Romans: The Clearest Gospel of All

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