Our Team

Luke Allen

Born in south Louisiana, Luke was raised in a ministry-focused family who were called to grow the local church across nearly a dozen cities in the south. 

Following his first year at Louisiana college, Luke served in a youth internship position in Shreveport, where he met his wife Ashley. Since that time, he has served as a youth pastor in several different churches. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University, he completed his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern University with an emphasis on preaching and church planting. 

In the summer of 2010, Luke and Ashley moved from the DFW area to Bossier City to start the Covenant Church, which had been a dream in their hearts for many years. Luke serves as the founding pastor, overseeing the preaching and the vision of Covenant. 

Luke also serves as the COO of Excel Leadership Network; a church planting organization that plants churches in the US and around the world.  

He and Ashley have three kids; Claire, Ellie, and Hudson, and are part of the Benton community group. In their free time, you can find them at a sporting event or on the beach.