Lead Pastor


On June 25th, we finally welcomed Pastor Paul Alf as our Lead Pastor!

Paul has been in ministry for more than ten years, serving previously as a Youth Pastor at Woodstock FMC in the north western suburbs of Chicago and more recently as Associate Pastor overseeing Youth and Worship at the Monee FMC south of Chicago. He earned a B.S. in Youth Ministries from Greenville College in 2002 and was ordained in the Free Methodist Church in 2006.

Paul has a deep passion for growing relationships with people. His deepest desires are to build REAL relationships and do whatever it takes so others might feel the enduring love of Jesus through his actions and words. He also enjoys leading others into the presence of God through enthusiastic and intimate worship. Paul and his family are very active in Sky Lodge Christian Camping ministries of the North Central Conference and enjoy time spent at various camps throughout the summer and winter months. Paul is an avid sports fanatic, and especially enjoys the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He can often be found teaching his son Payton the “fundamentals” of baseball in the backyard! He and his wife, Tiffanny, have been married over 10 years and are taking in every moment as parents to their 3 children!