Allen Close

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.            –2 Timothy 4.1-2

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Allen and Laura

Allen Close was born in Dallas, Texas, and lived in Texas for eleven years until he moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan Canada. There, he served as the campus minister and pulpit minister. After high school, Allen attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he received his BA, MA, and the Masters of Divinity in 1993. While he was at ACU, Allen met and married his wife Laura. Laura was raised on the mission field of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) until her family moved to Lubbock, Texas, when she was fourteen. While in Saskatoon, all three of their children—Luke, Ashley, and Brianna—were born. In August, 1998 the Closes moved to Lexington where Allen served as the Pulpit Minister at the Lexington Church of Christ for 18 years and Laura taught at Pleasant Hill Elementary school in Lexington. In February 2017, Allen and Laura joined our Waynesboro church of Christ family.

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