About Derek Allen

Gastonia Office
1337 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054

My philosophy is to provide financial stability and peace of mind to my clients and my community by being ethical, caring, reliable, accountable and dedicated to meeting their needs. I attempt to bring my clients a level of service they have not known, as I consider them my Farm Bureau Family. "Helping You Is What We Do Best."


  • Married to my wife, Lena, with a daughter, Raegan, which was born on 9-11-07; the whole reason I joined the military and went to Iraq, because of 9-11-01 and a second daughter, Olivia, born 8-27-2011.
  • Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, along with a ARCOM (the Army Commendation Medal)
  • Member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • LUTCF Desigantion - Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (2010), FSS Desgination - Financial Services Specialist (2011)


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Gardner-Webb University
  • Graduate, Cherryville High School