Alpha Houston’s sole purpose is to help you run Alpha.
Alpha Houston works with a network of churches throughout Southeast Texas to train and equip volunteers to run Alpha. We hear from churches how they are not only reaching more people for Christ, but the church as a whole is being transformed through running Alpha. People all throughout the church are being activated to share the Good News.
Southeast Texas is a unique area. As one of the most culturally diverse regions in the United States, the Houston area is blessed with over 4000 churches, 29 prisons and numerous home and work-place ministries. Alpha has a proven track record of working in a variety of contexts and is readily adaptable to almost any setting. Now an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Alpha Houston is available to help you utilize Alpha to introduce your friends and neighbors to Jesus.
Meet the Alpha Houston Team.
Alpha Houston 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.
"We are in our second year of Alpha. Nothing I have seen in my many years of ministry can compare with what I have seen in the first year. People are coming to Christ. Baptisms have picked up. But not only are people coming to Christ, they are also connecting in the church and are becoming vital participants in our local expression of the body of Christ. Further, Alpha is creating an atmosphere of witness in the church which is resulting in other forms of evangelism being ignited. One tenth of our Sunday attendance (600) came to Christ last year."
- Bert Waggoner, National Director
The Alpha Houston Team
Rev. Mark Warpmaeker
Executive Director, Alpha Houston
“God provides opportunities for Christians to share their faith every day of our life and I’m thankful that I can be a part of this incredible ministry.” An Ordained Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Mark was most recently the Executive Director of Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry (Minneapolis) after previously serving churches in Texas and Minnesota.
Rev. Erik Gragert
Director of Church Engagement, Alpha Houston
Erik comes to Alpha Houston after serving as a pastor in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2011. In this role, he led many successful Alpha Courses in a variety of settings in the Richmond and Sugar Land communities. “My experience has shown me that the Alpha Course is the greatest tool for evangelism available today, so I am eager to further expand the reach of this work.”
Director of Prison Ministries, Alpha Houston
Gregg served over 22 years in various senior intelligence roles in the Department of Defense. His heart for prison ministry and evangelism was borne out of personal experience, as Gregg accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior while in Federal prison. The Bible promises us that “God works all things for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Rom 8:28)”, as Gregg’s experience and transformation led him into a life of service and ministry.
Alpha Houston mailing address
3262 Westheimer #157 Houston, TX 77098
Alpha Houston office
St. John the Divine Church
2450 River Oaks Blvd #219 Houston, TX 77019
Support Alpha Houston
Guests meeting Jesus through Alpha only happens because of friends like you. In fact, Alpha is 100% funded by donations allowing us to make it completely free to churches and guests.