Publicist; administrator; author.  Born– Birmingham, March 26, 1942.  Parents– Leonard P. and Betty Lou (Durham) Bryant.  Married– Lee Norcross Allen, August 24, 1963.  Children–two.  Education; Samford University, A.B., 1964; Emory University, M.B.A., 1984.  Worked for Southern Baptist Convention Women’s Missionary Union, 1964-1989; Executive Director Sesquicentennial Commission,  Samford University, 1989-1992; Executive Director, American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges, 1993-  .  Contributor to religious periodicals and denominational publications.  Member Baptist Public Relations Association (president, 1971-72); Horizon 280 Association, Women in Communications.  Chair of Public Relations Advisory Committee of executive committee of Southern Baptist Convention. President of Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance, 1990-95.  Samford Alumna of the Year, 1980.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.


The New Lottie Moon Story.  Broadman, 1980.

A Century to Celebrate; A History of the Woman’s Missionary Union.  WMU, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987.

Laborers Together with God; Twenty-two Great Women in Baptist Life.  WMU, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987.


The Boaz Heritage; A Centennial History, 1897-1997.  Boaz; The City, 1998.

Christ Is Our Salvation; A Life Story of Paul and Katy Piper.  Birmingham; Samford University Press, 1998.

The Courage to Care:  The Story of Ida B. Moffett.  Samford University Press, 1988.

The History of the Woman’s Missionary Union.  Convention Press, 1976.

Outward Focus; the First Fifty Years of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, 1944-1994.  Birmingham; The Church, 1994.