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 to serve churches in Georgia, Florida, Colorado, and Tennessee for the past 49 years. 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 and Outreach Director. 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”.