Charles L. Allen
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"Charles Livingstone Allen" was an American ordained Methodist minister most notable for his work as a Pastor.

Born in Newborn, Georgia, he ministered around the state, including 1948 to 1960 at Grace United Methodist in Atlanta. During his tenure at Grace, it became the largest congregation in Georgia and while at First Methodist it became the largest Methodist congregation in the world at 12,000 members. In 1960, he moved to Houston, Texas where he served at First United Methodist until 1983.

Allen was also a columnist for the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution during the 1950s and after that for the Houston Chronicle. He also authored inspirational books, including God's Psychiatry and All Things Are Possible Through Prayer: The Faith-Filled Guidebook That Can Change Your Life.

The section of Parkway Drive (which connects Highland Ave to Piedmont Park) north of Ponce de Leon in Atlanta was renamed in his honor in the 1960s.

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The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ. None of us has. The Christian is one who has found the right road.

Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up.

Visualize, 'prayerize', 'actionize', and your wishes will come true.

Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it.

The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people.

Why should you be content with so little? Why shouldn't you reach out for something big?