Dr. Alan Meenan


ALAN J. MEENAN, PhD, DD. is founder and president of The Word Is Out. He is the author of numerous articles, books and study guides.  He teaches extensively throughout Asia, Africa and America. Born in Belfast Northern Ireland; besides growing up there, he has lived in Scotland and East Africa.  He has served the Church in the United States for more than 40 years, in Virginia, Texas and California – most notably as Senior Pastor of the famed Hollywood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. 

Dr. Meenan holds five academic degrees: from the Queen’s University of Belfast (BA Hons), Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv & ThM) and a PhD from Edinburgh University. He was elected to membership in Theta Phi, an international honours society as well as the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research in Cambridge, England.  He was appointed Research Fellow at Yale University and was later honoured with a Doctor of Divinity degree from his Alma Mater, Asbury Theological Seminary in 2011. 

Dr. Meenan’s three daughters and granddaughters live in various parts of Europe where he loves to spend his leisure time.  In ministry his great desire is to help equip God’s people with tools to better understand God’s Word.