Derek Allen



Derek was the founding and lead pastor of Christ Centered Church in Miami, and he is currently serving as the campus pastor of Christ Fellowship North Miami. This podcast contains messages from Derek's ministry at Christ Centered Church and Christ Fellowship North Miami.


  • Episode 12: To Santa or Not to Santa

    30/11/2021 Duración: 29min

    What should Christian parents do about Santa? If we are honest with our children, do we risk robbing them of the "magic" of the season? If we don't tell our children the truth about Santa, are we allowing the culture to eclipse Jesus? How can we steward the hearts of our children regarding toward generosity and worship of Jesus? Listen in, and join the conversation by sending a message to

  • Episode 11: Gospel Conversations

    27/11/2021 Duración: 41min

    With the holiday season in full swing, we have so many opportunities to engage in gospel conversations with friends, family members, and even strangers. How can we take advantage of these opportunities? Listen in as Lindsay and Derek share practical tips for turning everyday conversations into gospel conversations.

  • Episode 10: Moveover Christmas, it's Thanksgiving!

    15/11/2021 Duración: 34min

    Are you listening to Christmas music and putting up lights already? We will forgive you--this time--but seriously, don't give in to the cultural and commercial pressure to let Christmas steamroll Thanksgiving. Listen in on the conversation as Derek and Lindsay discuss the importance of giving Thanksgiving its rightful place in our hearts and homes.

  • Episode 9: Family Discipleship

    09/11/2021 Duración: 47min

    What does it look like to use your home and family as the foundation of discipleship for yourself, your spouse, and your children? Derek and Lindsay are joined by Randy Helms, Associate Pastor of Gadsden Christian Fellowship

  • Episode 8: What about Halloween?

    11/10/2021 Duración: 43min

    What should followers of Christ do with October 31st? If we let our kids dress up and trick or treat, are we celebrating evil? Should we simply surrender this one day each year to the culture and stay inside until November 1st comes around? And does anyone even think about Reformation Day? Join Lindsay and Derek for the conversation on this episode of The Christ Centered Life.

  • Episode 7: Abortion

    04/10/2021 Duración: 43min

    Abortion is the most serious moral issue our nation has faced since slavery was abolished. Listen in as Derek and Lindsay discuss the logical and emotional aspects of the abortion debate.

  • Episode 6: Social Media

    27/09/2021 Duración: 44min

    Social Media is an inescapable part of our culture, but is it healthy for us? For our kids? What limits should we set, and how can we help our families use social media in healthy ways? Listen in on the conversation with Derek and Lindsay.

  • Episode 5: Read!

    14/09/2021 Duración: 35min

    Reading is such an important part of learning to follow Jesus. In this Episode, Lindsay and Derek talk about some practical tips for reading, and they discuss two books that have impacted them recently.

  • Episode 4: Church Hurt

    06/09/2021 Duración: 35min

    Pain is part of life. Pain that comes from our church family or even church leaders is an unexpected part of life. Many of us have experienced this kind of pain. Why does it hurt so much? Why does it happen? How do we deal with it in the moment, and how can we respond long term? In this episode, Derek and Lindsay discuss church hurt and share some of their personal experiences with this difficult issue.

  • Episode 3: Grief in an Over Connected World

    30/08/2021 Duración: 40min

    Has the 21st-century world of hyperconnectivity placed a burden of grief on us that we cannot bear? How are we to handle the pain and grief of others? Is there a way to care for others without getting emotionally and spiritually overwhelmed? In this episode of The Christ-Centered Life, Derek and Lindsay discuss Jesus' strategy for rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep.

  • Episode 2: Back to School

    24/08/2021 Duración: 30min

    In this episode, we encourage parents and families to take advantage of the back-to-school season to make the most of the time God has given us.

  • Episode 1: Intro to The C2 Life

    21/08/2021 Duración: 36min

    Join Derek and Lindsay as they discuss the purpose and format of The Christ-Centered Life podcast.