Pete Alwinson is Executive Director of FORGE: City Wide Ministry to Men with Man in the Mirror.
He is the founding pastor of Willow Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Winter Springs (Orlando), Florida, where he served for 26 years as Senior Pastor. He has served churches in California, Illinois, Connecticut and Florida.
Pete is a graduate of Biola College in Communications, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div) and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min) in Oviedo, Florida. He was one of the first speakers to join the faculty of Man in the Mirror and is asked to fill in for Pat Morley on occasion at Man in the Mirror Bible Study in Winter Park, Florida. Currently he is on the Board of Man in the Mirror.
Pete is also an Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, Florida. He is on the Board of Key Life Network, and can be heard weekly on the Key Life Question and Answer segment with Steve each Friday.
Books by Pete Alwinson
Articles By Pete Alwinson
Jackhammer Daddy’s Day is Coming
Thursday June 16, 2016men • parenting •
Happy Father’s Day! Pete Alwinson loves being a dad: “Father’s Day draweth nigh. Daddy’s Day. I’m not going to lie; Daddy is one of my all-time favorite titles in one of my lifelong favorite roles.” How to prepare for Father’s Day.
The Gift of Identity
Thursday December 3, 2015christian life •
Because of God’s irresistible call to become his sons our core identity is about who we are in Christ. Our core identity as sons will never change in all our transitioning roles and callings as men.
Knowing Your Father
Thursday November 12, 2015christian life • family • men • relationships •
No earthly father can replace a man’s need for a growing relationship with his heavenly Father.
The Irreplaceable Father
Tuesday October 27, 2015christian life •
Jesus accomplished in his death, burial, and resurrection what we could never achieve: restoration of our relationship as sons with the Father. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God” (Galatians 4:4-7).
Like Father, Like Son
Tuesday October 13, 2015christian life • family • men • relationships •
“Tell me about your relationship with your father.” I’ve said this to countless men over the years because I’ve found it cuts to the heart of a man’s identity. The response usually tells me it is a tough subject. Many guys will pause, look down, and struggle to describe a subject that they probably wished I hadn’t brought up. Then I often hear some variation of, “It’s complicated. It’s a long story.”
Calling God a Liar
Tuesday September 8, 2015christian life •
No way I did that! When? I have a pretty active guilt complex, but no way I’ve ever told God that He lied to me. What are you crazy? Stand face to face with the Almighty God of the Universe and call Him a liar? I’m more sane than that.
Know Thyself: How God Wires His Sons
Tuesday July 28, 2015christian life • men •
God has wired us in unique ways. We’re all different. Sometimes that leads to conflict, but the truth is that we need each other. To know where we belong in the body of Christ, we need to know ourselves. Then we need to be set free by God’s grace to be who he created us to be. This series will help.
Men at Work! Our Place in God’s Plan
Thursday May 21, 2015christian life • men •
Is work wrapped up in your identity as a man? Work is important, but it can play havoc with our minds. What we need as men following Christ is to get a biblical perspective on work. Work is one of those tricky things that’s very difficult to keep in balance.