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Bishop Dr. Norman Allen II was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At age seventeen he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a Medical Corpsman, X-Ray Specialist, Finance and Accounting Officer and Chaplain. He retired from the Army Reserves in 2004 in the rank of Major. He is Senior Pastor of Christ Temple Apostolic Church, Oak Park, Michigan; and, Bridge the Gap Ministries, Macomb Township, Michigan. Bishop Allen is the Founder and Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Diocese of the United States, for the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International, Inc. 


Bishop Allen was baptized in Jesus Name Thursday April 30, 1987 at Apostolic Faith Temple 20915 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan under the pastorate of the late Bishop Dr. Nemiah Smith. He received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost three days later on Sunday May 3rd.  Twelve months later he married the lovely Evangelist Betty Allen. Together they have eight children (6 living) and seventeen grandchildren.


 Ministry Assignments


Ordained Elder, 1993 - 2002

Member of the Executive Committee (Board of Directors) 1999-2008

Chairman of the Executive Committee (Board of Directors) 2002-2008

District Elder 2002 - 2010

Jurisdictional Bishop 2010 - 2014

Bishop 2014 - Present




Bachelor of Science, Madonna College, Livonia, MI.  Radiological Technology

Clinical Pastoral Education, Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI.

Master of Divinity.  Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Il.

Doctor of Ministry. Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, MI

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