Alan, and his wife Lesley, were born in England. He has been in the ministry since 1983, serving churches in England, Pennsylvania, and Texas. He has been at First, Lake Jackson, since 1998. Alan attended Birmingham University (Archaeology and Philosophy), Cambridge University (Christian Ministry) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Lesley is the owner of "The English Florist," where she specializes in wedding designs. They have two grown sons. Alan is the author of "Child of Hope." He has served on numerous national renewal groups.