Hollis Allen grew up near Okemah, OK and graduated high school from the Okema High School. He was baptized in 1985 by his paternal grandfather, J.D. Elmore. Hollis married his wife Lisa in 1991 and together they have two daughters, Lexis and Jordan.
Hollis pursued a degree in Civil Engineering and has worked in that industry for many years. He lived in Norman briefly in the early 1990's. In 2017, he and his family moved back and have officially made Norman their home congregation. Hollis currently serves the congregation as an elder.