Elder Charlie E. Allen is a resident of Emporia, Virginia. He and his wife, Dr. Doretha D. Allen has been married for 43 years. They are the parents of three sons: Sheldon Earl, Charles Bernard, and Andrew Kirkland Allen. They have six God children.

Elder Charlie E. Allen was born the seventh child of eight siblings on February 1, 1952. He grew up in Emporia, Virginia and received his education in the Greensville County Public Schools. He received his ministerial training while under the mentoring of Bishop R.L. Saunders — Way of the Cross Churches of the Apostolic Faith Inc. of Williamsburg, Virginia; Bishop Howard J. Jackson - Greater Emmanuel Temple of Norfolk, Virginia, and the late Apostle Dr. Martha S. Parker, Apostle of the Way of the Cross Churches of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. headquarter in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He has been instrumental in the saving of hundreds of souls as he worked at his Pastor's elbow in healing and deliverance revivals throughout Washington, DC; Virginia and North Carolina. Elder Allen preaches under a powerful evangelistic anointing. Saved at the age of fifteen, he has witnessed the redemptive power of God at work for over forty-seven years.

The career of Elder Charlie E. Allen as spirit-filled follower of Christ is that of a seasoned man of God that brings maturity into the ministry. His knowledge of the "truth" and experience makes him a valuable asset to the Body of Christ. The longevity of his individual Christian tenure has prepared him for effective ministry in the areas of five-fold ministry leadership, lay ministry and mentoring. Having accepted Christ while yet in his teens he has literally grown up in Christ. His exhibition of the unique virtues of endurance and perseverance is an encouragement to the Body of Christ.

At Berean Light Ministries he serves in many capacities and performs many multi-task duties such as Shepherd Staff member, Sunday School Superintendent, Men's Ministry Overseer, Security, and Facilities and Grounds Maintenance.

Elder Allen is the Co-founder of Berean Light Ministries.