Rev. Alisan Rowland


What first sparked my desire to become a pastor was my sincere wish that people would be able to experience hope through God’s love during moments of crisis or pain in their lives. That first led me to become a chaplain, training for a year at a major medical campus in San Diego, CA, and then working as a hospice chaplain for 3 years in San Diego county.

Since the first day I walked into a Metropolitan Community Church in San Diego in 1997, I have seen people’s lives transformed, including my own. When we seek God and God's love in our lives, we discover that places of woundedness within us become healed.

Because of MCC and my relationship with God, I was able to leave a career that for me was personally unfulfilling and find my life purpose. I was able to overcome my own negative and self-defeating thoughts to become a more positive and joy filled person. Since answering my call, obtaining my Masters of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology in 2010, becoming ordained in 2013, and answering the call to pastor MCC of New Orleans in 2014, I have been excited about the future.

I love this church and I wholeheartedly believe in its vision to be a dynamic force for social justice, and to support our youth and those who have been marginalized, as we celebrate God’s love for everyone!

I hope you will join us on this glorious adventure!

Rev. Alisan Rowland