Alan was born and brought up in the Rhondda and became a Christian while studying Biology at Aberystwyth.
There followed a sense of call to preach, and eleven years in the computer industry, in that order.
In 1991 Alan came to Deeside to be Assistant Pastor and in 1993 he became Pastor and married Patricia. Gwilym arrived in 1994. Catrin came in 1997.
In 2005 the family left North Wales for ministry in Bordeaux where Alan and Patricia are currently engaged in planting an International Church in the heart of the city.