Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he married his high school sweetheart Bobbie in 1960. They have four children: Patricia, Steven, Timothy and Sherri and seven wonderful grandchildren. He has a M.A. from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL and a B.A. from Graham Bible College in Bristol, TN. He was licensed to preach 1961 by Chappel Memorial Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, OK and Ordained 1971at Bethel Bible Church of Louisville, KY. He has pastored in Attica, IN; Louisville, KY; Bristol, TN and twenty years in Springfield, IL. In 1995, they took an indefinite sabbatical to move back to Oklahoma City to care for their parents who were terminally ill. "That was when we discovered Northwest Bible Church, one of God's 'pearls of great price' in this area. We have loved being members and serving together with such a godly and humble family of believers. I have driven hundreds of miles to hear ministers whose messages were not even close to the regular expository preaching we receive each week from our pastor-teacher Alan Conner."