Through HIM Ministries


Introducing Dr. Don Allen, jr.

Rev. Don Allen, Jr. PhD is Founder and Director/President of Through HIM Ministries and has been involved in Pastoral Ministry for over 35 years. This includes having served as a Pastor, Associate/Assistant Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Men’s Ministry Leader, and Christian Education Director. 

Dr. Allen has served for the past five years as an Adjunct Professor at Logos University in Jacksonville, Florida and has served on the faculty of two colleges in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. He has also been a Pastoral Counselor & Alcohol and Drug Counselor for the past 20 years working within the christian recovery community, as well as secular residential and outpatient programs. He holds a PhD in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University and is currently a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Clinical Supervisor in the state of Ohio.  Dr. Allen and his wife Lee remain active in their local church, Grace Church of the Valley in Greendale, Indiana, where they serve in various roles.

Dr. Allen feels that it is very important for the Body of Christ and especially the Men that God has called to lead his local church to return to the foundational study of Practical and Pastoral Theology.  It is imperative that we understand and develop the tools to successfully carry out our ministry. Dr. Allen's heart is simply to come along side pastors and churches and to assist them in developing the Body of Christ in fulfilling their ministry and call.

Rev. Don Allen can be reached at to discuss how he and Through HIM Ministries can be of blessing to you and your ministry.​

Our Board

​.Ethan Allen is currently the Assistant Director of Through HIM Ministries. He is a recent graduate of Ohio Christian University with a Bachelor's in Disaster Management and Relief and an Associate's in Business Management. He has a heart for helping churches succeed not only spiritually but practically. Ethan holds a Council License with the Churches of Christ Christian Union. He currently serves as the Communications Pastor at Crossroads Church Circleville. He has been involved with Through HIM for the past few years, helping his father develop the vision, and assisting in various areas of the ministry.

Rev. Robert Harper D.D. is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Board of Through HIM Ministries. He is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University with a Bachelors in Leadership and Ministry, and is currently working on his Master's of Divinity at Andersonville Theology Seminary. In 2015, Rev. Harper was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by Metropolitan Christian University. He has pastored First Baptist Church of Kennedy Heights (Cincinnati, Ohio) since October of 2002. He has also worked for the Department of Job & Family Services (Hamilton County, Ohio) in the roles of Quality Assurance Manager/Workforce Development Manager, Community Services Training Officer, and Case Worker.                                         

Jacob Gideon is a graduate of Ohio Christian University with a Bachelor's in Business Management and minor in Biblical Studies, and is now pursuing a Law degree at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law. Gideon, as he prefers to be called, serves as Treasurer of Through Him and helps maintain the financial accountability of the ministry.

Gary D. Stanforth, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS has a private christian counseling business, and is a pastoral candidate for the United Methodist Church, through which he serves as a Lay Leader. Gary has also served as a Youth Pastor, Christian Camp Director, Minister for Juvenile Detention, and Social Worker for Inter Parish Ministries. He holds an Associate's in Business, a Bachelor's in Youth Ministry, and a Master's in Social Work from University of Kentucky..