Alan became the Senior Minister of Azle Christian Church on August 1, 2012. Alan believes that we are all called to ministry, each one of us having unique gifts to share for the glory of God and the benefit of people everywhere. Alan believes that we are called to practice a ministry ofpresence: walking with othersas they experience the joys and the pains of living in this world. He’s served churches in Denton, Garland, Amarillo and Fort Worth. Alan earned his undergraduate degree from Phillips University, his Masters of Divinity from the Phillips Theological Seminary and his Ph.D from the University of North Texas. In addition to being ordained, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. Alan and Dana were married in 1984 and have three children, Aaron, who is married to Emma, Ben and Hannah. In his free time, Alan enjoys reading, all kinds of sports (playing and watching), movies and travel.