Our team is here to walk alongside churches and leaders in discovering how to engage people far from God through hospitality, listening and dependence on the Spirit.

We work with a growing network of churches and ministries throughout the Great Lakes to train and equip teams to run Alpha. As a result, more people are encountering Christ, and churches are being transformed as their people are activated to share Jesus through Alpha.

We desire to see the Kingdom of God made known amidst our post-Christian society. Alpha was birthed into a similar cultural landscape in London where people were hungry for a safe space that allowed them to ask questions, express doubts, and explore faith. Having a safe space to talk about life’s biggest questions is increasingly more and more relevant to our community and as a result, we are seeing more churches running Alpha.  

Alpha has a proven track record of working in a variety of contexts and is readily adaptable to almost any setting. We are here to help you utilize Alpha to introduce your community to Jesus. 

Contact the Great Lakes team

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

— Matthew 28:19-20

Alpha Great Lakes Events

Join us at our next Run Alpha event. Gather with other churches across the network to learn and practice some of the unique elements of Alpha. When finished, you will have everything you need to run Alpha.

Find an Alpha

Find an Alpha in your area or visit one to see how a church runs it in their unique context.
This is one of the best ways to see what Alpha is all about. Contact the Alpha administrator for details. 

Church Endorsement

As a younger church, we needed a space for our friends who wouldn’t call themselves Christians or are new believers to explore faith! Alpha has been the perfect tool to create that space in our church.

– Matt LoPresti
Kings Church

Great Lake Ohio Network Director

Bruce has been doing Alpha since 1996 and has never looked back. He loves seeing people come to know and grow in Jesus and Alpha is the best tool he’s ever found for helping to see that happen. In this current season in his life—besides loving on his dear wife, daughters, and grandkids—he also enjoys coaching and mentoring young leaders to see them raised up to do Alpha and share Jesus with their peers.

Great Lakes Network Director

I am passionate about working with the church to make spaces for people who need a space to encounter God’s love. We believe that God has invited Alpha to come alongside the church in creating spaces for people to engage in conversation, explore Jesus, experience belonging, and be transformed by the Power of God’s Spirit. The Great Lakes team is here to serve the church and work with partners to cultivate the work of Alpha all through Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. We have a staff team and amazing volunteers – who have seen Alpha transform churches and communities – and are here for you! A few things about me – I have a little family of 4, my husband, Chris, and two daughters, Evie and Esme. I love to read, eat yummy food and learn all about humanity and how we can live more fully alive together. I was a staff pastor in differing capacities for 9 years and have always loved being in spaces that help nourish the Church in being its best.


Contact Us

Bruce Farley
Email: brucefarley@alphausa.org   
Jessica Gatton
Email: jessicagatton@alphausa.org   

Support Alpha

Alpha is funded by the generosity of donors who make it possible for us to provide Alpha resources completely free to churches and guests.  If you’d like to support the work of Alpha and its work in Great Lakes area, please click the button below.  Your generosity directly supports our mission to equip and serve the church in its mission to help people to discover and develop a relationship with Jesus through Alpha. 

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