OUR PRESIDENT: BRIAN ALARID
Brian was born in southern California and spent much of his childhood in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, where his parents served as missionaries. While on the mission field, he became fluent in Spanish and developed a passion for missions. He gave his life to Christ at the age of four in Guatemala. He was water baptized and received his call to ministry at the age of twelve in Costa Rica, went to Bible school at the age of seventeen, and has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1993.
Brian is the President & CEO of America Prays & World Prays and the Chairman of Pray for All, an initiative to pray for every person in the world by name and share Jesus with them. He is the Co-Chair of the Empower 21 Global Prayer Alliance and the Chairman of the Prayer Taskforce for Call 2 All.
Brian is the author of When People Pray: What Happens When Ordinary People Pray to an Extraordinary God. He has 29 years of experience in pastoral ministry and executive leadership. He has preached the Gospel and trained thousands of leaders in over 20 nations through conferences, churches, crusades, prayer rallies, television, and radio. He previously served as a Regional Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Brian has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He has been married to Dr. Mercy Alarid for 25 years, and they reside in Austin, Texas with their three children: Chloe, Colin, and Lauren.
You can connect with Brian at brianalarid.com.
BOARD OF Advisors
DAVID C. COOPER
BISHOP, NEW HOPE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST
SENIOR PASTOR, NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH