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 Loving Your Friends
Thursday September 5, 2019relationships •
Here’s what is sure: the immeasurable amount of gratitude you feel for the friend who knows how to show up the right way.
Accepting and Embracing My Limitations
Thursday August 29, 2019christian life •
Our anxieties and frustrations skyrocket when we reject our human limitations and seek to be like God.
Thursday August 15, 2019christian life •
You are a beloved child of God. Self-hatred often hides in the same hearts who simultaneously believe that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”
Abide in Jesus Today
Tuesday July 30, 2019christian life •
In a borrowed room, Jesus called the disciples to “abide in him [Me].” He was about to depart back to the Father and yet, he wasn’t going anywhere. This invitation to “abide” is still God’s invitation to you today.
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.