Our whole purpose is to help you run Alpha effectively.

We work with a growing network of churches and ministries throughout Northern Ohio 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 Northern Ohio 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 Northern Ohio 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.

Guest Testimony

“ I had always believed in God.  But it wasn’t until I found myself halfway through my sophomore year of college, lying in a hospital and facing the possibility that I may not live, that I began to really want to know who God is.  I can’t explain it—but when I went on Alpha—my life was genuinely impacted.  There’s no other way to put it—since Alpha, Jesus Christ is changing me from the inside out. ” 

- Jake
Alpha Northern Ohio Guest


Northern Ohio Network Director

Bruce Farley has pastored most of his adult life—and in his role as Network Director has a clear understanding of the challenges of pastoring while also reaching people with the gospel.

Regarding Alpha, he states “I’m passionate about seeing people come to know Christ. When I discovered Alpha in 1996—it was the tool I’d wanted for years. I’ve done Alpha since then, and with the release of the Alpha Film Series and Alpha Youth Series I’m more excited about Alpha than I ever have been.”

He’s led numerous Alphas (including one in LeBron James’ high school locker room), trained hundreds of Alpha leaders—and seen everyone from corporate presidents to now freed drug addicts discover Jesus through Alpha. He and his wife Colleen have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

Contact Us

Bruce Farley
Email: brucefarley@alphausa.org   
Phone Number: (440) 864-4505 (cell)

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 Northern Ohio 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.