Meet Matthew & Dan

mhallen updatedMatthew Allen serves as the minister for Kettering Church of Christ. Before moving to Ohio in 2010, he has worked with Churches of Christ in Indiana, South Dakota, and Kentucky. He loves the outdoors. Hiking, golfing, camping, and canoeing are some of his favorite recreational pursuits. Matthew enjoys traveling and experiencing the beauty of God’s creation. He is an avid Arkanasas Razorback fan and loves the Denver Broncos of the NFL. But most importantly, Matthew loves people and encouraging men and women to live for Christ. He says being a part of Impact Retreats has changed his life. He is the author of a number of workbooks and books designed to inform and encourage Christians in their pursuit of God. Matthew has been blessed with a wonderful wife, Becky. He has two children, Emilea and Zackary, and two mini-dachshund watchdogs, Frankie and Lily.

996644_10153437686295328_61486570_aIn 2006 Daniel DeGarmo moved his family from Canada to Chillicothe, OH where he, along with 2 others families, planted a local church. Since his move to Ohio, Daniel grown his family to 7 children and 3 dogs.  In addition to his ministry he started a Christian publishing company, DeWard Publishing; serves as the president of Seeds of Hope, Inc; and thoroughly enjoys devotionals with his entire family on the “devo couch”.  His life’s motto is “fear not” and if you can’t find him engaged with his family or ministry, you might just catch him somewhere in a treestand in the southern woods of Ohio.