Please welcome Reverend Alex Stroud as our Sr. Pastor. Reverend Alex Stroud is originally from Hahira, Georgia.  His home church is First UMC of Valdosta where he was involved as a youth representative in church leadership and active in local and international missions.  He graduated from Lowndes High School before attending LaGrange College. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from LaGrange College (2002) and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology (2005).  He was commissioned in 2005 and ordained in 2008. Reverend Stroud is married to Erin and they have three children, Ben, age 13, Faith, age 11 and Addie, age 6.

He previously served at Dacula United Methodist Church where the church has a thriving food truck ministry. During 2014 Dacula UMC launched a successful small group ministry and celebrated over 100 adults and 50 youth engage in spiritual formation and missions.  Since that time, Dacula has recorded over 100 professions of faith and 70 baptisms. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, woodworking, Braves baseball and Bulldog football.