From time to time at Grace to You we have the bittersweet duty to bid farewell to a faithful servant whom the Lord has called to another ministry. We recently said goodbye to Travis Allen, who has been called to pastor Grace Church in Greeley, Colorado. And after fourteen years of faithful service at Grace to You, it’s appropriate to recognize how the Lord has used Travis for the sake of His kingdom.
Since he started at Grace to You in September of 2000, Travis has worked at virtually every level of the ministry. He was first responsible for producing the physical cassette tapes and CDs of John MacArthur’s sermons. He then moved into the critical role of broadcast editor, preparing John MacArthur’s sermons for radio. In 2004, when the ministry recognized the need to give greater attention to its Internet ministry, Travis was tapped to lead and oversee that newly-formed department. The ensuing years revealed the quality of his character and leadership, and in 2012 Travis was promoted to Managing Director, leading the day-to-day operations of the entire ministry.
While you might not be familiar with Travis’s name, you have certainly benefited from his ministry at Grace to You. The blog you’re currently reading is just one example of how he has worked tirelessly to extend the reach of John MacArthur’s teaching online. He led the development of our website’s first major redesign, which amounted to a colossal upgrade. That upgrade became the foundation for what the world knows today as gty.org. And in 2008, he played a pivotal role in the decision to open the Grace to You sermon vault, making over forty years of John MacArthur’s Bible teaching available free of charge.
In short, Travis’s fingerprints are all over Grace to You, particularly our Internet ministry. And because his faithfulness continues to bear fruit in so many lives around the world, we wanted to publicly thank him for his service to the Lord, and offer you an opportunity to do the same in the comments below.
We love you, Travis, and we’ll be forever grateful for your friendship, leadership, and for all the Lord has accomplished through you in your time with us. God’s richest blessings to you and your dear family.