Alan and Anne, his wife of 35 years, make their home in Winston-Salem, NC where Alan has served as Sr. Pastor of the historic, dynamic, multi-site Reynolda Church (EPC) for over 22 years. Alan loves golf, piano, writing and still going on dates with Anne.
Anne, a Bible teacher who leads Awakenings (a weekly ministry reaching over 200 women), homeschooled their two children, Bennett (married to Amy) and Abby. Bennett is a student at Duke Law School and Abby attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alan was always devoted to sharpening his mind (Phi Beta Kappa from UNC-CH and valedictorian of his Columbia Theological Seminary class), but his heart was touched by the Spirit in deep and profound ways in 1993.
That touch of grace began a healing journey in which Alan discovered how the love of God mends the emptiness left from a broken home. Since 1997, Alan has authored five books: Free Yourself, Be Yourself (formerly entitled Shame Off You), A Childlike Heart, Lover of My Soul, God Moments and Grace X 2. His newest book, The Power to Bless, is scheduled for release by Baker Books February 2, 2021.
In addition to his pastoral leadership and weekly preaching, Pastor Wright also serves as President of Alan Wright Ministries which produces a national radio broadcast heard on 400 stations across America and sponsors conferences nationally and internationally. In proclaiming a bold, unmixed message of grace, Alan is known for the question that starts every sermon: “Are you ready for some good news?” and for the triumphant declaration that concludes every message: “And that’s the Gospel!”