A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. (Romans 18:16 KJV)
For the record, Antonio Allen was only keeping it 100.
“I pretty much answered a call for ministry,” Allen, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining how his competitive drive in life has greatly propelled him for his current endeavor. “That’s why I do what I do. I come from a family of musicians and pastors.”
To his distinctly unique credit, Allen is not only walking fervently in the divine calling for which he was created but, much to his delight, his immeasurable gift as a globally acclaimed and accomplished saxophonist is making room for him.
Over and over again.
“We were actually created to worship God,” Allen, 47, says while displaying the biggest smile. “So, to do that for a living is an honor and a blessing. It almost doesn’t seem fair.”
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Fair or not, the mere fact that this Atlanta-area musician has made God the Focal Point of his awe-inspiring vision through his remarkable talent essentially reinforces why his best and brightest days undoubtedly are well ahead of him.
A Minister of Music, Allen’s musical talents have given way to his performing in a variety of establishments internationally, most notably as far as London, Amsterdam, Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Canada, and various parts of the Caribbean Islands.
Interestingly, Allen is the mastermind behind eight compact discs in recent years, a collection that’s comprised of smooth jazz, Christmas, and a few praise and worship projects.
His latest two projects, “My Journey” and “Worship Hymn,” are available on ITunes and can also be purchased at www.antonioallen.net.
“My music ministry is enjoyed by little kids all the way up to the elderly,” Allen said. “I visit and play for schools as well as nursing homes when I’m not traveling, etc. I just want to continue to touch the lives of my listeners through music and testimony.”
Having first picked up a saxophone at the tender age of eight, Allen subsequently landed his first playing gig by the time he turned 15. He hasn’t put the saxophone down since, having established an illustrious playing career than spans a little more than three decades.
“I think more than anything else, our life’s struggles and triumphs are the best inspiration for others,” Allen said. “None of us are exempt from problems and issues. No matter our race, age, or our financial status. We will all go through something.”
STILL GOING STRONG
Still, in spite of his occasional challenges and obstacles, Allen has been blessed mightily to find solace — or the peace that surpasses understanding, if you will — through his immeasurable gift as one of the finest and most anointed saxophonists in the Body of Christ.
“For those of us who are blessed to have a following etc, it allows a platform to share how we made it through life’s trials and tribulations,” Allen said. “I’m known for being an open book. I talk about my marital problems, as well as a few health problems regularly in efforts to inspire others.”
All the while keeping it 100 in the process.
For the record.
BASKING IN GOD’S GLORY
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