Meet Jon & Cindy Allen
Jon has been involved with the Prison Ministry of Cornerstone Church, in Pearl, Mississippi since 2001, serving both individually and then as the ministry Leader. Between 2001 and 2003, he also served as a Volunteer Chaplain at the jail in Hinds County, Mississippi. Jon is presently serving as the Benevolence Pastor of Cornerstone Church. In addition, Jon and his wife serve as Directors/Pastors of the Cornerstone Church Food Pantry, where indigent citizens come in for pastoral services and receive free groceries. Over the last decade, Jon has operated a similar re-entry project on a very personal and individual level, where he and his wife, Cynthia Allen (Cindy), together have welcomed former and newly released inmates into their personal home, nurtured and transitioned them back into the society with huge success.
He is a prison ministry volunteer with the Ms. Dept. of Corrections and also the Rankin County Jail, conducting Church/Bible teaching services for inmates on a weekly basis, as well as being associated with other prison ministries such as Bill Glass Prison Ministry and Fly Right Ministry, Inc. and serves as chaplain of the local chapter of The Christian Motorcycle Assoc. (CMA). Jon is licensed and ordained and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Ministry from the Sure Foundation Theological Institute of St Cloud, Florida.
Cindy is the Co-Pastor of the Benevolence Ministry at Cornerstone Church along with her husband, where she also serves faithfully in the church nursery, and on the church’s emergency medical team. She also picks up Ladies from a MDOC work center to bring them to church services on Sunday. A certified registered nurse (RN), with a BSN degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Cindy worked with the Hinds County Sheriff Department for 7 years. Her job included attending to the health needs of the inmates at the county jail, as well as serving as a sworn Corrections Deputy Sheriff.
She was also employed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility taking care of the prisoners there. She was also employed at The Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield as a Psychiatric Nurse in the Men's unit. As of June, 2019, she has taken her skills and talents to the Rankin County Detention Center medical unit in Brandon, Ms. Her resume also includes a seven year stint as an Emergency Medical Technologist Paramedic (EMTP) serving one of the local Jackson, Mississippi ambulance services.