Pastor Stout serves as staff elder at Providence Church alongside his career in the Department of the Navy, Center for Information Dominance. Pastor Stout was born in nearby Milton, Florida, in 1965. He brings biblical wisdom, compassion, and integrity to the leadership of the church, along with passion for the gospel. He retired from active duty in the Navy in 2005. His Navy service allowed him to serve churches of different types in different parts of the world, affording him a broad perspective on the church. He was licensed to preach by First Southern Baptist Church of San Diego, California, and ordained by Harmony Ridge Baptist Church in Pace, Florida. Alan, and his wife Mary live in Pace, Florida. They have four children: twins Heather and Patricia, Alice, and Jerry.