Change The World Allen

 About Change The World

Change the World Allen exists to inspire, equip, and mobilize members of the Allen-Fairview-Lucas community to serve our neighbors and change the world in positive ways. We mobilize volunteers and increase civic engagement to build a stronger and more resilient community.

Board of Directors

Eric Free

Eric Free


Rev. Jessica Wright

Rev. Jessica Wright

Community Partnerships & Development



Vice President




James Browne

James Browne


Community Partnerships

Maximizing our collective talents and resources to create sustainable change.

Civic Engagement

Embodying the power of each person taking action to change the world for the better through meaningful volunteer service.

Respect and Inclusion

Serving together builds bridges between neighbors and creates a platform for mutual understanding and respect.

Pursuit of Excellence

Doing our best at every level and continuously improving in everything we do.

Our Story

How We Got Started

 2011-2012, the Missions Team at First United Methodist Chuch in Allen was inspired after members read Change The World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus by Mike Slaughter. Mike Slaughter, the Pastor Emeritus at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, challenged readers to begin to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our homes, our communities, and the outermost places of the world. The Missions Team held the first Change The World Weekend in May of 2012 with various events planned from Friday through Sunday for people of all ages to serve others.

David Wuensch served as the chair of the event and continued in that role for seven years. As leader of the Allen Ministerial Alliance, he was able to garner interest from other religious and non-profit organizations that have become partners for CTW.

In 2014 the Change The World event was awarded the Spirit of Allen Award for services provided to the community by the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce. In 2014 the Change the World event was awarded a grant from the RETHINK CHURCH division of the United Methodist Church and made it possible to expand our opportunities of service. Change The World has been recognized by the City of Allen and the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

Where We Are Now

In 2019 Change The World officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.This means CTW is a tax-exempt, charitable organization with the benefit that individuals may now participate in matching gifts with participating companies. All donations are tax deductible. As this event transitions to a year-long model the 2022 CTW Allen marks our eleventh year of helping others.

Impact 2020

Impact 2019

Impact 2018

Gallery 2020