Alan has been in ministry since 1977, including over 20 years in the Southern Baptist Convention. He is a graduate of Mississippi College and holds seminary degrees from Mid-America and Southeastern. In the late nineties, a deeper revelation of God - through profound encounters with the Holy Spirit - showed Alan his path forward. Then, Alan started a non-denominational, Spirit-filled church that would become New Life City. He is now living his dream of pastoring a family of believers dedicated to strong biblical teaching, a high value for worship, a heart to bless the nations, and the pursuit of life in the Holy Spirit. He and his wife Gail have three children and six grandchildren. Alan holds a doctorate from United Theological Seminary.