July 14, 2006 Religion Briefs

Central Baptist welcomes new pastor
Central Baptist Church is welcoming Alan W. McAlister as new pastor.
According to a church press release, McAlister became a minister in 1983. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University with a major in communications and a minor in marketing. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn.

He previously worked as a pastor at churches in North Carolina and Tennessee.

His family includes wife Peggy and children Brad and Rebekah.