Dr. Pete Alwinson, Pastor Emeritus and Executive Director, Men’s Studies
Pete has been involved in developing men for more than 30 years, helping guys come to understand who they are and how the Father is willing to invest Himself in developing them every day of their lives so that they can become the men He always intended them to be. Pete’s passion is to leave no man left behind on the battlefield of life but to encourage all men to grow in Christ and, in turn, reach other men. Pete teaches how to grow by God’s grace into godly men.
A Californian, Pete has served churches in California, Illinois, Connecticut and Florida. He founded a PCA church in Winter Springs, Florida, where he served for 26 years as Senior Pastor. He is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min) in Oviedo, Florida.
Pete was one of the first speakers on the Man in the Mirror faculty and now is Pastor Emeritus and Executive Director of FORGE: City Wide Ministry to Men with Man in the Mirror. He has taught Communications and Theology of Ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary and now is on the Board of Directors of Knox Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is also on the board of Key Life Network, the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Steve Brown, and can be heard weekly on the Questions and Answer segment with Steve each Friday. His first book was recently published by New Growth Press, Like Father, Like Son: How Knowing God As Father Changes Men.
Family is Pete’s claim to fame. Married to Caron for 36 years, they have three children—Joel (and beloved daughter-in-law Aly with grandchildren Maggie, Molly, and Wyatt), Jon (and beloved daughter-in-law Sandra), and Jessie. He knows he “married up” and loves to speak to men about his successes as well as his failures as a husband and dad. Pete’s style combines openness, humor, great stories, and strong Bible teaching as he easily connects with men.
Pete’s hobbies are working out, hiking 14er’s in Colorado, duck and gator hunting, scalloping, and fishing with family.