Dr. Alan Holden grew up in Walhalla, SC. He was saved at age 12 when he accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior during revival meetings in his home church, Coneross Baptist Church.
After college and seminary, Dr. Holden ministered his first church in Rochester, New York, where he met his wife, Cathy. She is from San Antonio, TX.
Cathy is a talented soloist and budding author. For many years she ran a website ministry, www.truthminers.com, debunking urban legends and myths with the truth and facts. Cathy is now devoting time to writing a book. Her goal is to help equip college age young adults to combat ecumenical humanism and post-modernism with truth and facts through development of a Biblical worldview. She also helps to run the audio/visual ministry, is a choir member and a soloist.
Pastor Alan has three earned doctoral degrees: Doctor of Ministry in counseling; Doctor of Philosophy degree in education; and a Doctor of Theology degree in Metaphysics. Pastor Alan is also a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor.
Pastor Alan emphasizes an understanding of the Old Testament in order to avoid improper interpretations of the New Testament according to current culture. He believes that God and His Word do not change.
Pastor Alan currently serves as pastor at Midway Baptist Church of Leesburg, FL. Midway is an exciting, traditional church that still uses the Good Book and the Hymn Book. Under his leadership over the last 4 years, Midway has grown from an average attendance of 45 to over 130. The church has renovated its Educational Building and will begin expanding its Fellowship Hall.