First Baptist Church of Edinburg, Texas is pleased to announce that Dr. David Allen Alexander has been called as the next pastor of First Baptist Church of Edinburg, Texas. Dr. Alexander anticipates being in residence, and filling the pulpit, by October 28 of this year. First Baptist Church is located at 201 E. Samano in Edinburg, Texas. Worship services are held Sundays at 11:00 am, preceded by Bible study for all ages at 9:45 am.
David Alexander was born in Brownwood, Texas. His wife, Tori, is a native of Columbus, Mississippi. They are the parents of two sons, Evan, age 11, and Shane, age 7.
David grew up as a missionary kid in Mexico where his parents served with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. David’s maternal grandparents served as missionaries in Chile, where his mother grew up. David is completely bilingual in Spanish and English. In addition, David and Tori are conversational in American Sign Language.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech; Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages, and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary; and Doctor of Ministry degree from Midwestern Baptist Seminary. For the past 19 years, David has worked in the area of church-planting in Mississippi and Texas serving as both church planter and pastor. Since 2014 he has served as the Church Planting Team Leader for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. In that position, his many responsibilities have included training, coaching, writing curriculum and discipleship materials, preaching, and consulting for church plants.
David says, “My heart’s desire for the next stage of my life journey is to return to the pastorate where I may love on and invest in the lives of people. I want to continue to be intentional about making disciples and sending them out to reproduce themselves. God has allowed me the opportunity to start and pastor various churches, serve in various places of leadership and most recently in the capacity of coaching and discipling church planters and their sponsoring churches. As God leads, I look forward to continuing opportunities to serve the Church, leading Christ followers to be missional disciple-makers to impact their communities and the world.”