Pastor Allan is the first elected and installed pastor of the Living Word of Plum congregation! In June 2018 the leadership team voted unanimously for Pastor Allan to lead us. Pastor Allan has nearly 25 years of experience as a Presbyterian Pastor. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the Word of God, a great leadership presence, and his sermons are always challenging and practical. Pastor Allan has been married to Jennifer for 26 years, and they have 3 children, Allyson and Andrew-17 year old twins, and Aaron-age 9! Pastor Allan loves contemporary music as well as traditional hymns! Amazing Grace, In the Garden, and the Old Rugged Cross as well as Our God is Greater, 10,000 Reasons, and Thank You Lord are just a few songs that our Pastor really loves! Pastor Allan loves to sing and play his acoustic guitar in worship and other settings! Our Pastor is also a pet lover! They have 3 cats, Oliver, Jerry, and Dolly as well as 2 dogs, a beagle named Sugar, and a Chihuahua named Suzie! Pastor Allan loves to vacation in Melbourne Florida near the beach as well as ride his motorcycle! Pastor Allan found the Lord in his life in the early 90's just before graduating with a BA Degree in Communications from Slippery Rock University. Shortly after discovering the Love of Jesus, He attended Seminary at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge Pa where he received his MDIV degree. In 2016 our Pastor attained his Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Care and Leadership at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Pastor Allan also works as a Hospice Chaplain at Caring Hospice Services in Monroeville. Pastor Allan has indicated that being a chaplain is an enjoyable "book end" to ministry. Our pastor had a vision a decade ago of "starting his own church." Little did he realize that one day the Lord would lead him to participate with a great group of God Loving Christians who desired to build a new church for the love of Christ! The journey continues!