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Meet President Alexander

President
Serving since 2012
 
Department: Office of the President
Phone Number: 701-349-5444


Education:
Ph.D., Bangor University, Wales
MTh, University of Wales.
Dip. Theol., Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School, UK.

 

On March 7, 2012, Dr. Paul Alexander was elected as the eighth president of Trinity Bible College. Dr. Paul Alexander comes to Trinity, with his wife, Dr. Carol Alexander with a strong vision of academic, spiritual and social engagement. As soon as Paul took office on June 1, he began to build a team around him that will help to lead the college into the vision that he has for TBC.

Paul’s vision is to lead the College to become a place of choice for students preparing for ministry, mission and the workplace. Key elements of his vision include a dynamic Intercultural Studies program, an Adult Degree Completion Program as well as an innovative Master’s program that is being led by his wife, Carol. Having been missionaries and serving in various capacities on the mission field, Paul desires for TBC to expand its focus on missions by developing a strong missional culture which will impact upon the entire curriculum and provide opportunities for TBC students to engage in cross cultural mission, inner city ministry and native American mission on a regular basis. He is enthusiastic about TBC’s excellent Elementary Education major as well as the Business major offered by the school.

Paul and Carol are well positioned to take on this responsibility. Having lived on four continents and led a variety of ministries and institutions, they bring wide experience to the role. They have led churches in the UK, South Africa and Australia. Additionally, Paul has led institutions of Higher Learning in each of these places. They have also served with local churches in the USA. They are both passionate about training people to be servant leaders with a commitment to church planting, mission and care for the poor and disenfranchised. This commitment informs their leadership, sets their priorities and defines the spiritual tenor they aspire to see evident in the TBC community.

For the past eight years Paul has served as President of Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School, located in Mattersey, England. Both he and Carol developed and taught innovative courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. They also had the privilege of teaching and supervising candidates at Doctoral level. Paul’s PhD is from Bangor University, Wales and it centers on a missional rationale for theological education and training and includes a thorough examination of the interface between the church and Christian higher education. He comes to TBC with a passion for higher education and a desire for students to know how to engage the world in a relevant way with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Alexander’s have two grown children. Anna is married to Rich,and they have two children, Ava and Tylan, they live in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jason resides in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. Although they live at great distances from each other, the Alexander family is close and find ways to spend meaningful time together.

Professional Experience:

  • President, Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School, Mattersey, England: 2004-2011
  • Founding Director, Prepare International (NFP)
  • Senior Pastor, Brisbane City Church, Australia
  • Executive Director, Strikeforce Ministry Training Institute
  • President and Founder, Africa School of Missions, South Africa
  • Senior Pastor, Fairview AG, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Associate Pastor, Roodepoort, AG, South Africa
Volunteer involvement:
  • Chair, World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Pentecostal World Fellowship
  • Member, World Mission Commission of the World Pentecostal Fellowship.
  • Trustee, Next Level International (UK)
  • Board member, Africa School of Missions (South Africa)
  • Immediate Past Chairman, European Pentecostal Theological Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman, Association of Bible College Presidents (UK)

Academics

Distance Education