Meet Our Pastors

At Alpha, our pastors are specialists when it comes to Bible education. They believe that systematic and consistent teaching is the only way to lay a good foundation for Biblical understanding. Our pastors prepare sermons in series. Their sermons are not centered on the “issues of the day”, but their messages are focused on that which will bring life, restoration, and health to the soul of the listener. You will be challenged to think, to question, and to dig deeper into the Truths of the Word of God.

 

Reverend James I. Lyons is founding pastor of Alpha Ministries, Inc. He is ordained by Calvary Ministries, Inc., International. Pastor Lyons has invested more than 50 years of his life as a pastor and Bible teacher.

The following is an excerpt from a recent interview with Pastor Lyons:

Why did you start Alpha?
To make available a vehicle for those so motivated to learn in-depth the ways of God within a corporate setting.

How do you define “church”?

An organism of open expression to worship, relate to and learn about the creator and giver of regenerated life.

What is it that you are most passionate to see take place in churches today?
A New Testament understanding of the finished work of grace and to help guide those interested in the “Abundant Life” of Christ.

What is the driving principle of your life?
To help believers discover their corporate mandate rather than be captured by the “I” generation.

What is at the heart of what you do?
To help believers define themselves and relate to a corporate destiny.

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Reverend John G. Webb is associate pastor at Alpha Ministries, Inc.  He is ordained through Independent Assemblies of God International.  Pastor Webb has more than twenty years’ experience as a pastor and Bible teacher.

The following is an excerpt from a recent interview with Pastor Webb:

Why did you become a pastor?
A result of an inescapable internal conviction.

How do you define “church”?
There is only one church, and it’s universal. What we accept as “church” should be a living organism, a community that openly worships the One True God, ministers to one another, and to the hurting and the lost.

What is your vision for the church for this generation?
Increased maturity, knowledge and understanding concerning Biblical truth that our minds may be renewed and individual and corporate destiny fulfilled.

What is the driving principle of your life?
Applying the principles of one government (Kingdom of God) while living in another.

What is at the heart of what you do?
A search for truth and a desire to help mature the people for the work of the ministry so the church may function as a “we” instead of an “I”.

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