Alan is a husband and father as well as pastor/teacher. He and his wife and partner, Lori, have two grown children, Diana and Preston, who both live in Birmingham. Alan graduated from the University of North Alabama and Asbury Theological Seminary.
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.