Author: Alan Holden

Dr. Alan Holden was born and reared in Walhalla, SC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His family operated a family farm and convenience store. He began working at age 6, pumping gas and feeding livestock. During Jr High School, he worked in a saw mill after school. Throughout high school and college, he worked the second shift in a cotton mill as a relief weaver. Suffering from an undiagnosed learning disability, his early academic career was lackluster. Tenacity was the only way he succeeded as a student. As a ministerial student, he was given special permission to enter Furman University on academic probation. During his second year, he flourished and overcame his learning disability. After graduating Furman, he received admission to Princeton Theological Seminary, but decided to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He began his ministerial career as a pastor of an inner-city church in Rochester, NY. He has served churches in NY, SC, GA, and FL for the past 35 years. During his professional career, he attained the Doctor of Ministry degree in counseling, a PhD in education, and a ThD in theology. He was also the founder and as president of a Bible college. He and his wife, Cathy, moved to Lake County, Florida in 1998. He served two churches as pastor in Lake County, FL and is currently a bivocational pastor of Lake Saunders Baptist Church in Tavares. For five years he worked as a social worker/chaplain for Cornerstone Hospice (formerly Hospice of Lake and Sumter). He is also a long-time member of several chambers of commerce and the Elks Lodge. He served as CEO/President of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties for five years. Under his leadership, he streamlined operations, reduced administrative costs, launched two new internal programs, and increased revenues by 10.3% each year. He led the organization to increase its rating from a 2-star to a 4-star organization, the highest rating awarded by Charity Navigator. After his first year, Guidestar awarded the organization the Platinum Seal of Transparency. United Way Worldwide also recognized his leadership and awarded a position in the Executive Leadership Development Program, allowing him to study at Harvard Business School, Deloitte University, and the Creative Center for Leadership.
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