Pastor Alex Ruffer
Pastor of Children & Youth and Senior Pastor Elect
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 3 children, ages 8, 6, and 2.
As a youth pastor, Alex has been active in bringing together the youth pastors and youth leaders from many area churches of various denominations. He leads a youth leaders breakfast once a month. For more information on the time and location contact Pastor Alex.
Pastor Alex is now the Senior Pastor Elect, ready to step up to leading BFWC when Pastor Bern Lytle retires on June 30, 2013