About Builder of the Spirit Ministries

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Greg and Cindy Allen

Greg Allen

“I never really know how it will flow when I write – the Holy Spirit guides me when I do. I was never much of a reader or writer before, but God has changed all that!” -Greg

Mr. Allen was born August 26, 1957 in Lebanon, Indiana.

His mother became pregnant, then decided to marry the father of her baby. The marriage lasted roughly ten years before ending in divorce. A younger brother and he were the only children.

He lived with his father until the age of seventeen before running away. He left to live with his mother and grandmother.

He graduated from high school in 1976 with an A-B average; some college studies then followed.

As a young man Greg developed some rather bad habits, but he became a Christian in his late 20’s.

He held numerous jobs, but in 1988 he began a general contractor business.

The Air Force Reserves is where Greg met his wife, Cindy. They married in 1982 and are still happily together.

They are the parents of three and grandparents of two.
In 2001 Greg wrote his first book, Builder of the Spirit.

Mr. Allen is an author, nationally syndicated columnist, songwriter, poet and the Founder of Builder of the Spirit.

He’s a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.


Lord, make my pen an implement of Thy power.
Where there is ignorance, let it bring enlightenment.
Where there is prejudice, understanding.
Where there is cynicism, faith.
Where there is indifference, challenge.
Where there is loneliness, companionship.
Where there is fear, courage.
Where there is ugliness, beauty.
Where there is weariness, re-creation.
Place upon the feeble fingers that guide the pen Thine all-encompassing hand.
Fill my mind with Thy truth, my heart with thy love, my whole being with thy spirit.
Grant to me the supreme gift of forgetfulness of self in service to others.
Make Thy purpose mine.
By: Frances Bourne Taft


Builder of the Spirit’s Mission


At Builder of the Spirit, an American 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our mission is rooted in the belief that access to spiritual resources can transform lives. As a global outreach ministry, we are dedicated to distributing free books and Bibles to those in need around the world, providing not just material hope, but a foundation for enriching lives spiritually.

Understanding the profound impact of generosity, we invite individuals, groups, and churches to join us in this noble cause. Whether through monetary donations, contributing gently-used Christian books and Bibles, or partnering with us for as little as a dollar a month, every contribution makes it possible to send a blessing to others. Our operations leverage direct relationships with leading Bible publishers, enabling us to bypass intermediaries and offer a vast array of literature in over a hundred languages, ensuring The Word reaches every hand that seeks hope.

In embracing cost-effective logistics and fostering a global network of support, including ongoing Bible drives in church lobbies, Builder of the Spirit strives to make spiritual nourishment accessible to all. Join us in our mission to place The Word in Every Hand, as we work to create a world enriched by hope, uplifted by faith, and united by the spirit of generosity.