The Rev. Alan Sherouse

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC

Alan Sherouse is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC, where he has served since September 2013. Before coming to First Baptist, he served as pastor of Metro Baptist Church in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, where he also worked with Metro's affiliated community nonprofit, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries.

Alan is married to Jenny Sherouse and they are the parents of Jack (6), Della (3) and Warner (1), and they're expecting a fourth child - a girl - in August.

Alan and his church are affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and CBF-NC, and he is also personally affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists. An active participant in community and denominational efforts, Alan currently serves as Chair of the Missions Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which has played a central role in the renewal of vision and strategy for the future of CBF Global Missions.

Born in Louisville, Alan considers himself a native of Florida, where he spent his entire childhood. Alan grew up in a pastor's home, the son of Dr. Craig and Beverly Sherouse (currently of Second Baptist Church in Richmond, VA).

Alan completed undergraduate studies in Religion at Palm Beach Atlantic University (2002), before continuing theological education at Wake Forest University Divinity School and Vanderbilt University.

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Open Wide the Doors

Tuesday May 10, 2016
In his sermon for Pentecost Sunday, the Rev. Alan Sherouse says that the Day of Pentecost reminds us that sometimes the things we end up closing ourselves off from are the things that can also renew and redeem us--the things that flow from the very Spirit of God and help us overcome fear.

Walking Downhill

Tuesday May 03, 2016
In his sermon for Ascension Sunday, the Rev. Alan Sherouse notes that after gazing at Christ ascending to heaven, the disciples had to walk back down to the real world, where Jesus beckons all of us to live and serve others as well. It's not an easy walk, but it's worth it.

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Alan Sherouse: The shame is mine: ”˜Roots’ 2016

Saturday June 11, 2016
I was one among the millions who watched A&E’s powerful and devastating “re-imagination” of the epic miniseries Roots, brought to the small screen for a new audience against the not-so-new backdrop of this, the latest iteration of the crisis of racism in the United States. Two nights this week I went to bed with tears. From the very first moments of the series, I wanted to look away.