Rev. John Alcorn graduated from PHCC in 1983 with an Associate in Arts and Sciences in General Studies. He continued his education, earning a Master of Arts in Ministry from Luther Rice College and Seminary, and a Doctorate of Theology from Conerstone Bible College and Seminary at Northside Baptist Church in Bassett. Rev. Alcorn is the pastor at Willis Memorial Baptist Church in Cascade, and has more than 40 years in the ministry. His community activities have included working with the Martinsville Prison Farm, organizing a Virginia Affiliate of the American Heart Association in Pittsylvania County, organizing the Northern Pittsylvania County Food Distribution Center in Gretna, serving as a member and officer of the Board of Directors of Callands Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and serving as a trustee with the Baptist Children’s Home of Virginia (now Hope Tree Family Services).