Once was lost but now am found

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

Sports have always intrigued Dr. Tim Allen, and that love guided his activities after high school and in a way, followed him into his current profession.
Allen grew up in St. Albans, West Virginia, a town with a population of 10,553. His father was a minister, his mom a homemaker. 
“We were poor and we lived on a dirt road,” said Allen. 
After high school, Allen had the opportunity to take his love of sports into college, but that did not pan out for him.
“Growing up, I never applied myself,” Allen said. “I used to laugh at people for studying.”
He said he had a problem with rebellion and took a long time before he got himself on the right track.
“I worked a lot of different jobs, did a lot of sports and different things,” he said. “I wasted a lot of time. Then one day God flipped the light switch and asked me what I was doing with my life. There is more to life than hanging out, lifting weights and getting into trouble.”

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