Alan is the lead pastor of LIFT Church. Previously, he was a Youth Director for almost a decade in the PCA denomination. But he has been working in church ministry since he was a teenager. After two years at Essex Community College studying music, he attended Word of Life Bible Institute. He received his BS in Bible at Philadelphia Biblical University. Alan was enrolled at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary and then transferred to Reformed Theological Seminary, working towards the completion of his MDiv. He is now focusing his attention on Pastoring LIFT Church. Since childhood, Alan has had a deep passion for the Word of God. His preaching style is one that is extremely engaging and truly makes sense of the Scriptures.
While searching the Scriptures through his daily studies, the Lord opened his eyes to the truth of fulfillment. Alan is very passionate about knowing the truth of Scripture and he thoroughly enjoys preaching, teaching, and spending time with his beautiful wife, Gail Ann.
Alan and Gail Ann Bondar have been in church ministry together since they were married in 1999. Alan was a youth pastor and Gail Ann served with him in youth ministry. While they truly love working with teens, Alan has a passion and an ability for preaching that connects with youth and adults alike. There is a great need in our culture for engaging teaching that actually maintains the context of the Scriptures.
You most likely will find Alan watching football during the Fall/Winter season; he is indeed a devout Raven’s Fan! Alan enjoys watching movies and binge-watching TV series to relax. His favorite movies are the Dark Knight series; his favorite shows are in similar genres as 24, Prison Break, White Collar, and The Last Ship. He loves to read, play the game series Catan, and enjoys the company of his family and friends.
Alan is the author of Reading the Bible Through New Covenant Eyes and he is currently working on the sequel, Living Our Lives With New Covenant Eyes.