Pete Alwinson

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

On The Inside Looking Out

Tuesday June 2, 2020

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It’s strange—for most of my life I felt like an outsider looking in. Maybe you know that same uncomfortable feeling of not being sure that you fit in anywhere, but desperately want to, I mean, somewhere.

An Evening with Steve Brown | Pete Alwinson

Thursday January 2, 2020


Key Life put on a special event featuring Steve and several of our Key Life voices. In this clip, Pete Alwinson speaks about why the gospel—and the mission of Key Life—still matters.

Prayer Guilt…and Other Guilts

Tuesday December 17, 2019


You know there’s something I just discovered in this issue of prayer guilt: I count weakness in one part to be failure over all.

Annoyed and Annoying

Tuesday November 19, 2019

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On this recent day when I was annoyed it was the Father’s gentle hand on my shoulder that said, “Son, it’s time you looked up that word” which I did and was shocked.

Calling God a Liar

Thursday October 17, 2019

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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.

Why is God So Unpredictable?

Tuesday September 3, 2019


We become rock solid when we build our lives on the Savior of the Cross who connects us with the Father who never changes and is never unpredictable, except in how gracious He can be.

Forget Trying to Be Fully Understood!

Tuesday August 6, 2019

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It’s a waste of time expecting the impossible from finite people. If you’ll let the Father’s knowing you be enough, then you can be blessedly free from the pain of criticism, rejections, and misunderstandings other people have of you at times.

Digging Out of the Shame Pit

Thursday July 25, 2019

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I still have to grab the shovel sometimes and dig out even after a lot of years of following Jesus. Shame can fall in on you like when you’re burrowing a hole at the beach and the tide sneaks in and the walls collapse. All you can do is dig out if the project is to continue.