Dr. Allen Domelle was called to be the pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church on April 15, 2018. Dr. Domelle succeeded Pastor Charley O'Daniel who faithfully pastored the church for thirty-eight years before the LORD took him to Heaven.
Pastor Domelle was raised in a preacher’s home. At a young five years of age, he was saved. Later, at the age of thirteen, he surrendered his life to full-time Christian service. By the time he was fifteen years of age, a position opened up in his church that allowed him to start preaching every week. After graduating from high school, he went to Hyles-Anderson College where he graduated. He later received an honorary doctorate from the Bethel Baptist College in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Pastor Domelle became an evangelist in 1990, and traveled full-time as an evangelist until taking the pastorate at Maranatha Baptist Church. God allowed him to preach in 49 of the 50 states and several foreign countries.
Bro. Domelle co-founded the Old Paths Conference which is a Baptist conference that strongly promotes the old-time ways. He has authored several books, and is the founder and editor of the Old Paths Journal.
Bro. Domelle has been happily married to his wife, Sandy, since 1994. He has one daughter and son-in-law, Randy and Caitlyn Hall.