Alan J Morrison


Phone (814) 739-2158

Mailing Address
9904 Jamestown Road
Wattsburg, PA 16442

Phillipsville U M Church
Senior Pastor

Wattsburg U M Church
Senior Pastor


Rev. Alan J. Morrison was ordained a Deacon in 1988 and an Elder in Full Connection in 1992, his education includes an Associate degree in Digital Electronics, Bachelor’s degree in Management, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Arts in Liturgical Arts.

Rev. Morrison serves as the Pastor of Phillipsville and Wattsburg United Methodist Churches since 2018.  Past appointments include: Attend School (1988-1990); Homestead First (1990-1993); Cornerstone Larger Parish: Hays/West Homestead/Homestead First (1993-February 15, 1996); Creighton Janes (February 15 1996-1999); Pitcairn Center Avenue (1999-2005); Hays (2002-2003); Extension Ministry: General Council on Finance and Administration (2005-Nov 2013); and Monongahela First (Dec 2013-2018).

Rev. Morrison has served the conference as Conference Sessions Ministry Team Secretary (1992-1995); Supportive Ministries Vision Team Chair (Conference Council on Finance and Administration) (Jan 1997-2003); Host Operations Director for the 2004 General Conference (1998-2004); Conference Sessions Ministry Team Vice Chair and Program & Agenda Coordinator (2014-2018); Process Guide (2014-Present); Conference Relations Committee Chair and Board of Ministry member (2016-Oct 2019); Conference Sessions Ministry Team Chair (2018-Present).  He has also served as a member of the District Committee on Ministry in Washington District and Erie-Meadville District.

Rev. Morrison has been a part of the Scouting program for 53 years and is currently serving on the executive board of the French Creek Council of the Boy Scouts of America Executive Board; Youth Protection Champion for Area 4; and as the lead United Methodist Chaplain for the 2021 National Scout Jamboree (postponed).  He served on National Scout Jamboree Staff in 1985 (Commissary staff), 2010 (Guest Services), 2013 (Chaplain), and 2017 (Chaplain).  He also served as Assistant Chief of Chaplains and lead United Methodist Chaplain for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

Alan is married to the former Lois Carl Granlund of Platteville and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and they have one son, Ron.  Lois is an ordained United Church of Christ clergy having served her pastoral career as a Hospital Chaplain.  She currently serves as Chaplain of Meadville Medical Center.  The family also includes Maxey, a ten-year-old Pointer mix.