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 New York 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.

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“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 New York 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. 


I felt that nothing was missing any longer.”

Raised in a faith-based home, Dan walked away from religion and became an atheist. After a series of family tragedies, he began to re-evaluate his life. Laura, his wife, began to explore the faith of her childhood, eventually enrolling to study theology.

As time passed, Dan noticed new happiness in Laura. He realized, “that while I claimed to be an engineer, I had never actually examined the evidence for the existence of God.”

Dan attended mass for the first time in 30 years, and he and Laura decided to participate in Alpha.

During the Alpha weekend away and for the first time in his life, Dan experienced the love of Christ. As his tablemates prayed for him, Dan remembers, “I had feelings of euphoria mixed with guilt, joy mixed with remorse and regret. But when it was all over, I felt a profound sense of peace and calm as I had never felt before. I had been renewed. For the first time in my life, I felt at home. I felt that nothing was missing any longer. I prayed, ‘God, please forgive me for turning my back on you for so long.’”

Just three months after devoting his life to Christ, Dan launched Alpha Online at his parish during the early days of the pandemic. He has since led four online Alphas, led the eight-week prayer course twice, and has been trained as an Alpha coach.

Church Endorsement

Alpha has been a genius way to help our people take the gospel to the city because the city doesn’t For us, it was something we can’t go back from,” said Charles. “We see this as something that is going to continue on as part of the life of our church. It builds in a healthy framework of discipleship and leadership.”

Pastor Charles Galbreath,
Clarendon Road church

New York Network Director

Seth Bazacas serves as the Lead Pastor of Wellspring Church, and the Alpha USA Network Director in New York City, where he lives and serves alongside his wife, Jenavene, and two energetic sons. He is passionate to see the Kingdom Come and the name of Jesus lifted high. His heart is to live a life that makes no sense outside the love and power of God. He is a builder/creative at heart, whatever it takes to spread the love of God to the world. He has founded a local community center in NY, called Renew Queens, helped open various businesses, theaters, start-ups & prayer rooms across the east coast, and is the creator of Cares.Network, and rhythms.me. He is committed to adapt creatively in whatever ways seem good to the Lord to spread His love to all the world.

Contact Us

Seth Bazacas
Email: sethbazacas@alphausa.org

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This track is full of amazing main-stage speakers who will showcase the power of prayer in every generation, equip you to live a naturally supernatural life and train you to heal as Jesus did. Senior pastors, church leaders, non-profit leaders, this track is you!

Workshops in this Track

Learnings from Asbury on the Power of Prayer

Speaker: Angela Chadwick, Global Director of Prayer, Alpha USA

Alpha’s Global Director of Prayer will interview some of the spiritual leaders involved in the Asbury revival where a chapel worship service caught the attention of our country. You’ll hear stories of how the students were deeply moved by God through the simplest forms of worship and how the leaders made sure the only celebrity on stage was Jesus. You’ll also be amazed by the powerful breakthroughs in young people’s lives through the gentlest of prayers.

Additionally, we will explore how the resurgence of faith in one small American town is relevant to every person in the Church and how it shapes how we share the good news in a good way with this generation.

How to Facilitate Eternal Connections with Jesus

Speaker: Danielle Strickland, Spiritual Leader, Justice Advocate, Communicator, Peacemaker

Encounter is God’s favorite way to spiritual revelation. Why do we emphasize information-formation as our primary means of discipleship? What if we put more time, energy, and effort into facilitating more encounters? Be prepared to discuss together how cultivating curiosity becomes a means to do just that. We will talk techniques, experiences, and new ideas.

Everyday Miracles

Speakers: Dr. Chloe Swart, Associate National Director for Alpha UK, and Dr. Russo Swart, New Wine Cymru Prophetic and Healing Team

This workshop will look at how to heal the sick as a part of our everyday missional lives. Following Chloe’s PhD studying healing miracles in Wales, Chloe found that Christians in Wales were praying for their friends, family, and colleagues, in the gym, in the supermarket, at work; wherever they found themselves, as well as in church services, and Alpha courses. Healing is a missional tool that points toward Jesus. Unpack the theology of healing, while also hearing very practical teaching and demonstration of how to heal the sick in an everyday way.

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