Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Chris Allman. You may know me because I sing with THE greatest gospel trio on the road today… Greater Vision. I hope you don’t think me arrogant but I am proud to be singing with these guys.
You’ve stumbled upon my personal blog. It’s focus is to encourage those, in the body of Christ, who have experienced failure and have allowed the path behind to determine the path ahead.
I speak from a platform of experience as I have suffered the repercussions of a sinful past but, unlike many Christians, have recognized that there is no hope for a better past.
I have experienced the sweet forgiveness of God and have therefore chosen to walk in that forgiveness. Forgiving self is a day to day task and I believe that’s why His mercies are new to us every morning.
The goal here is to cause those who have been sidelined by, failure, consequence, regret, embarrassment and blame to get back in the game better known as “The great commission”.
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I began this road of ministry 21 years ago with the group I’m singing with now. Raised in the home of a pastor, ministry is all I’ve really known and it’s been my heart’s desire since I can remember. Five years into my first stint with Greater Vision, I felt the need to make a move and began singing on my own. It was a refreshing change because it allowed me to be with my family a lot more and still do what I loved to do.
Seven years into that part of my ministry, some things changed. My father passed away suddenly of a massive heart attack and we felt the pull to move back to Burlington, NC where both my wife and I were raised. After moving back, I felt the call on my life to preach and within the next couple of years planted a church. We were blessed to grow that church to around 275 at its highest point.
In 2009 I began to feel like my days at the church were drawing to a close and asked the Lord to lead me wherever He would have me to be. Within four months I was able to come back to TN and reunite with Gerald Wolfe and Rodney Griffin as the tenor with Greater Vision.
I’ve written around 90 songs. Many of them have been recorded by GV and other Christian artists. I am in the process of writing a book entitled, “Get Back in the Game” and a year’s worth of daily devotionals. Prayerfully my book will be completed this year and available in e-book form. My devotional book will be ready for release next year. Refer back to my blog for updated information!
I’m married to Kimberly Allman since 1987 (The year we graduated). You can follow her on Twitter @kimberlyallman_ . We have four children… Dustin, Jillian, Emory and Jules. Our lives are spent in our 1825 farmhouse on 7 acres of property in the mecca of Morristown, TN. We have a dog, two cats and 3 hens.
I love to write, play the guitar, play golf and cook. We are members at The First Baptist Church in Morristown, TN. I rarely get to attend because of my travels with GV but I love our Pastor and our church family. They are a blessing to my family as I am away.
I pray that this daily reminder, that we can choose to begin living today like we wish we’d lived in the past, will be a solace for many who struggle with those things they wish they hadn’t done.
The title of this Blog was inspired by a song that was written for me by my good friend, Rodney Griffin… Like I Wish I’d Lived.
If you’d like to get a copy of Like I Wish I’d Lived… It’s on our latest CD release, The Only Way.