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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Jul 13, 2022

My guest today is Paige Allen, a pastor, a speaker and writer. She’s passionate about opening doors for others to have “a-ha” moments in scripture. Paige is known for her sometimes-hilarious yet vulnerable storytelling that disarms in order for truth to settle in hearts.

Paige grew up as a pastor’s kid, and although she thought she would try and stay away from vocational ministry, she’s now served on the same church staff wearing multiple hats for more than 17 years.

Currently, Paige serves as executive pastor at Church on the Rock in Lubbock, Texas, where she preaches often, leads the staff, gives oversight to global missions and The New Legacy Home for Women.

She also leads a thriving women’s ministry and co-hosts the Bloom Talks podcast, where unknown but remarkable women tell their stories of God’s faithfulness.

5:03 – Paige 101

  • She lives in the Texas panhandle with her husband and two daughters, 12 and 10.
  • Her father started the church where Paige works now.

8:25 – Power of naming

  • There is power in giving names to things.
  • People often live up to their names.
  • Names are powerful, because they speak identity over us.

17:14 – Upcoming book

  • Paige is working on a book that will come out in 2023.
  • She is fascinated by stories of women in the Bible whose names we don’t know.

25:23 – Women in ministry

  • When Paige was 14, she felt called to preach and share God with others.
  • A man she knew told her she was a woman and would be better as a counselor.
  • Paige put her dreams of preaching on the backburner but still had the dream inside her.

38:30 – Using her gifts

  • Paige uses her gifts to glorify God and serve Him.
  • There is power in seeing someone who looks like you do something you love.
  • Find out what doors are open for you and focus on those.
  • When you get to know people’s stories, you feel connected to them.

46:54 – Get to know you

  • Favorite meal? Mexican food
  • Something we’d never guess about her? She cross-stitches


You don’t have to have a massive Instagram following or be on a stage or whatever. Jesus sees you.

Jesus shines a spotlight on you, and he cares about all of those things that are precious to our heart.

I love learning from the experts, but I also love learning from the people right next to us.


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