Drug addiction had a severe hold on Alex's life. He spent 8 years living in abandoned houses, going in/out of jail, and eventually lost custody of his daughter. After a dark drug experience, he discovered Teen Challenge, and later on, NorthEast–it was here that he felt the love of Jesus surrounding him, despite his sickness. Since then the Lord has changed his life entirely. Today, Alex is on staff at NorthEast and is passionate about teaching the Word of God, as he stands strong on Joshua 1:9.