Pastor Alan mCELROY
Pastor Alan became the lead pastor of White Cliff Church in 2020. He has a strong desire to see followers of Christ grow in their knowledge of God and his Word, discern their gifting, serve in the local church, and support taking the gospel to the nations. He is passionate about the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture and hopes to preach through every book of the Bible.
Pastor Alan holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology from Kansas State University and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served in the military a total of thirteen years, both active and reserve, and has deployed overseas multiple times. Alan has served in leadership roles in both the local church and the Southern Baptist denomination.
Pastor Alan is originally from Georgia but met his wife Sarah when he was stationed in Anchorage. In 2013 they were married outdoors in Alaska – in negative temperatures! Sarah, a Kansas native, taught math for two years in the village of St. Mary’s and five years in Anchorage. God graciously called both Sarah and Pastor Alan to himself after they met; they were baptized together and joined a local Southern Baptist church in Kansas in 2014. They have been blessed with three children: Hazel, Henry, and J.B.
Pastor Alan enjoys dating Sarah, spending time with their kids, running, watching baseball, and collecting and reading books. His interests include church history (especially the Puritans), theology, backgrounds, and expository preaching.