Alan grew up in a Jewish home in Pittsburgh and first came into contact with Christians in high school. Their talk about Jesus intrigued him and prepared the way for future considerations of the claims of Jesus. While a student at Duquesne University, the Catholic campus chaplains sensitively led him to faith in Christ by their wise words and deeds of love. Two years after graduating from Duquesne, he attended Westminster Theological Seminary where he met, fell in love with, and married a fellow-student, Sally Millington. After earning his M.Div. degree, Alan was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America in 1983. He and Sally served as church-planters in Uganda with World Harvest Mission from 1983 until 1990, after which he received an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. From 1991 until 2001 he was the organizing and senior pastor at Peace Valley Church in suburban Philadelphia and then worked as a counselor before moving to Ghana in 2005 where he served as a pastoral counselor and trainer for missionaries. Alan and Sally returned to the US in June of 2009 to care for Sally’s aging mom. They are all thrilled by Alan’s call to service at Stony Point Church in January 2011.
Zac was born and raised here in Richmond. On a summer mission trip to Costa Rica during high school he first sensed the Lord calling him into full time ministry. During his college years Zac enjoyed working with youth and served on the leadership team of the University’s Community Relations Council. His summers were spent working at youth camps in North Carolina and Hawaii. He also interned at his home church, Immanuel Baptist. After college he married Bethany, the daughter of his mom’s college roommate, and began work on his Masters in Biblical Counseling. In 2001, Zac accepted the call to a full-time position as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Immanuel Baptist. During his time at Immanuel he also served with U-Turn Ministries and the Christian Counseling and Training Center. In September of 2008, Zac joined the SPC staff as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He and Bethany are passionate about students, their relationships with Christ, and their roles as members of the Body of Christ. They have two young sons, Sam and Drew.
Steve was born and raised in England. After becoming a Christian in his early teens, Steve got involved in Christian student ministry in school and then university. In the mid-80’s he arrived in the US pursuing his dream of becoming a scholar of Shakespeare and also pursuing his American girlfriend whom he’d met in her junior year abroad from Georgetown University. Four years into graduate school, and helping with the local InterVarsity chapter, Steve and his former-girlfriend now-wife, Barb, concluded that Shakespeare should be left to greater mortals and that God was calling them to seminary (Trinity Evangelical) in Chicago. In 1992 Steve graduated from seminary, was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and began serving a church in suburban Chicago as its first associate pastor. In the late 90’s Steve and Barb moved back to the UK where he served for a brief stint as pastor at the International Presbyterian Church in London. From there they returned to a PCA church in rural upstate New York until 2004 when they moved to Richmond to serve at SPC. Along the way the Constables had a little Constabulary – four children: Ben, Chrissy, Johnny, and Emma.