Pastors Vince and Marcia
A native of Columbus, Georgia, with more than twenty years in ministry, Vince Allen is committed to impacting the lives of people all over the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. He is a speaker known for his unyielding approach to teaching believers how to live a life of faith.
Vince attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee on a football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications. A former educator in the public school system and corporate trainer for two Fortune 500 companies, Vince received the vision for his first ministry, New Life Church International, while on a business trip in 1995. He held the first worship service at a local YMCA in Columbus with only four members in attendance. The ministry grew to approximately 700 in eleven short years. Through effective evangelism and outreach, New Life Church impacted thousands of people in the Columbus community and countries around the world, and in 2008 the church merged with Bethany Worship Center to form The Bridge.
Vince is a spiritual son of Dr. Bill Winston of Chicago, Illinois. He and Marcia have three children, Victoria, Mariah and Vincent II.
Marcia Allen is a woman whose first love is her relationship with Jesus Christ whom she credits for the positive changes that have been made in her life.
As a military child, her vast travels have given her a broad and diverse view of how God desires to touch the world through His Church. Her visionary and administrative gifts began to blossom in 1995 when she started her own business.
When Vince and Marcia started in ministry, her leadership abilities were quickly utilized to help lay the ground work for a number of ministries including Praise and Worship, Prayer, Youth and others.
Marcia is a skilled teacher having ministered in numerous conferences and seminars throughout the southeast. In April 2009, she wrote and directed a sold out production at Columbus State University called Lazarus.