After being called into ministry as a teenager, Alan attended and graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1969. He has had the opportunity, for over forty-five years, to serve churches in Georgia, Florida, Colorado and Tennessee. He and his wife Bonnie came to Mikado in January of 2018 and he joined the staff in January of 2019 serving as an Assistant Pastor. He teaches the LifeLiners life group and directs the Senior Adult Choir. The Tanners have been married for over fifty years and have four married children and eleven grandchildren. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. Alan’s life verse is Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”.