Alex Ruffer, Lead Pastor
cell: 607-215-3822
work: 607-562-3444
Alex grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in April 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, he moved to Horseheads to find a teaching job.  During the 2004-05 school year he worked as a teacher's assistant at Center St. School in Horseheads, NY. He began serving part-time at Big Flats Wesleyan Church in January 2005. Then he became full-time Director of Children's and Youth Ministry in June 2005. He was ordained as a  pastor in October 2010.  He is married to Chiara who grew up at BFWC. They have 4 children - Noah, Elena, Claire and Avery

After serving as pastor of children and youth for over 8 years, Alex is now our Lead Pastor. Alex has inherited a heart for unity in the body of Christ and works with pastors and leaders in the church to answer Jesus' prayer for the Church to "be one". He also is excited about helping people step into the fullness of what God has for them, their families, and the communities that the people of BFWC are placed in.