Jesus befriended and redeemed Alex when he was 15 years old in Georgia where he grew up and later planted his first church, Four Corners Church. Aside from church planting, Alex has also served as preaching pastor and lead pastor at two larger churches on the West Coast, and has authored two books, “The Reckless Love of God” and “The New Believers Guide to the Christian Faith.” He has been married to his amazing wife Jana for nearly thirteen years. They have two children, Tovah and Jude. Alex holds a BA, Christian Studies, North Greenville University, M.Div. specialization in Christian Thought Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology, and is a Doctor of Intercultural Studies, Western Seminary. He’s passionate about people meeting Jesus, growing in their faith, the Sounders, and cooking. Find out more over at his blog paearly.orgPersonal Site
Books by Alex Early
Articles By Alex Early
On Being Childlike
Tuesday July 9, 2019scripture •
Neediness isn’t the only thing there is to being a kid. Children are also filled with wonder, questions, and adventure.
Jesus and Me
Tuesday June 18, 2019grace 101 •
I have a daily battle with a false Jesus who is the result of my own self-projections and the actual Jesus of the Scriptures. Today I decided to write these out for myself. Maybe they’ll be of help to you as well.
Church: More Like a Pub and Less Like a Country Club
Thursday May 16, 2019church • mission •
The Church is more like Chuck’s Hop Shop in Greenwood with the food truck parked out in front. There we find kids playing Jenga, dogs are sleeping or sniffing around, and the neighborhood laughs, sharing real stories together.
This Mother’s Day
Tuesday May 7, 2019christian life • family • parenting • relationships •
As a pastor preparing to preach on this special day, I’m very conscious of the fact that not everyone shares in the same joy that I have when thinking about Mother’s Day.
The Pharisee and Tax Collector (or the Sunday School Teacher and Skateboarder)
Thursday April 25, 2019scripture •
You know when Scripture just sinks down into your soul a bit deeper than other times? I had one of those this week.
What Are the Ascension Psalms?
Thursday April 18, 2019bible teaching •
Give yourself some time to reflect on what we see revealed in the gospels. Remember that at Pentecost, Jesus is our Bread. Remember that at Passover, Jesus is our Lamb. Remember that at Tabernacles Jesus is our Home.
Jesus is Not
Tuesday March 19, 2019christian life •
Jesus is not going to stop loving me.
Jesus is not like me.
Jesus loves me.
A Brief Theology of Serving
Thursday February 21, 2019
When our eyes are fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:1-3) rather than keeping score with others, we’ll actually enjoy serving because it is in serving that we sense the nearness of our Savior.