Alan is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa Senior Minister of Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town, SA. Alan’s faithfulness to the peacemaking Christ was tested early in his life when he faced conscription into the apartheid regime’s military. After spending a year of discernment working as a laborer in Australia, he returned to South Africa, declaring he would never fight in the apartheid army - or any army. He was arrested and faced trial with a six - year prison sentence as the likely outcome. Alan’s trial was surprisingly abandoned midway, and he became the last conscientious objector to be tried in apartheid South Africa.
Alan trains Probationer ministers in issues of Diversity, and has become well know throughout the Methodist Church for his Manna and Mercy retreats. Alan has his Masters in the Philosophy of Applied Ethics from St. Augustine College in SA, with a special focus on economics.
Throughout his years of ministry, Alan has led congregations to become more open to people of diverse backgrounds, he has consistently been engaged with ministry to the marginalized, and is known world wide to be a prophetic preacher and teacher!