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FOWL Presents Alan Johnston, author of Goodnight, Sweetheart

Thursday Jan 27th 6 p.m. at the Library             


When one’s life is suddenly, and often dramatically interrupted, what can be done? Perhaps the best advice that could be given any of us is that which Paul gave to the Corinthians, “…stand firm in your faith.”

Goodnight, Sweetheart tells the story of how Alan Johnston coped with the illness and death of his beloved wife Judy from Alzheimer's.  

Alan Johnston grew up in Elmore, Alabama and attended Wetumpka High School. He is both an ordained minister and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP©). He has served as Senior Pastor of churches in Alabama and Tennessee and was a founding partner of Oracle Wealth Management (a branch of Ameriprise Financial) in Chattanooga, TN.  For the past 35 years Alan has also served as a Teaching Pastor for Abba’s House (Central Baptist Church) in Chattanooga.


Alan is also the founder and leader of Path2truth Ministry.  He continues to preach and teach and some of that ministry is available on the ministry website as well as YouTube.  Path2truth has as its mission “to teach and preach the good news of Jesus Christ – in so doing, to bring Christians into a fresh encounter with God, to equip and encourage the church to be authentic, and to empower believers to share God’s redemptive message.”


Alan earned his BA degree from the University of Mobile and additionally holds five advanced degrees and three professional certifications.  Those degrees and certifications cover such disciplines as History, Theology, Counseling, Finance and Conflict Management.  His educational pursuits spanned Samford University, the University of Mobile, Luther Rice Seminary, UT-Chattanooga, The American College and The University of Alabama.


Alan is an avid reader and writer, and is as well, an avid fan of college football and basketball.  As time permits, he enjoys playing golf.


Most important of all….Alan is a husband to Dowdy, a father to Joy and Jennifer and “G”-daddy to grandchildren Katie, Maggie, Alex and Benjamin.



The Friends of the Wetumpka Library (FOWL) has meetings which feature speakers that have something to do with the world of books or local interest.  Past Speakers have included Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Carolyn Haines, Lexi George, Steve Flowers, Leslie Bailey,  Kathryn Tucker Windham, Deborah Ford, Julia Spencer-Fleming,  JoAnn Ross , Rob Dalby and Julia Oliver just to name a few!  Meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.