Alex is a native of south Texas. He has advanced degrees in Social Work from the University of Texas and Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has worked as a church planter, pastor, and bible school teacher, and now serves as the Director of Immigrant Mission for the Evangelical Free Church of America. In this capacity, he has created the EFCA GATEWAY Theological Institute, which provides informal theological training for urban and low-income pastors, and Immigrant Hope. Alex also serves as the Executive Director for The Immigration Alliance, a coalition of evangelical denominations and organizations mobilizing churches to provide low-cost immigration legal services. He is married to Julie, with whom he has had five daughters (in five years!), and is the proud abuelito of seven grandchildren.