Pastor Leon S. Alexander Jr., is married to Lois Key- Alexander and they have two children, Isabelle Danielle and Joshua Benjamin. He is the Senior Pastor of the Life Abundant Church of God where he has pastored for 16 years.
Pastor Alexander accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the Peaceful Zion Baptist Church, East Orange, New Jersey under the leadership of the late Rev. Rubin Caldwell. Pastor Alexander received his call to the ministry in April, 1994. He was ordained in July 1997 at Restoration Christian Ministries under the leadership of Elder John Bazemore. He served as an associate minister of the Life Abundant Church of God (formerly Mill Hill Church of God), Trenton New Jersey under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. James P. Key.
Pastor Alexander is a graduate of Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science and a concentration in Marketing and Management. He was Director of Information Technology at the Ann Klein Forensic Center, Trenton, New Jersey. In December 2018, Pastor Alexander retired from State Government after 31 years of service.
Pastor Alexander completed the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Church/Christian Ministries at the Sure Foundation Theological Institute and received a certificate in Basic Biblical Counseling. In July 2008, Pastor Alexander received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Jameson School of Theology.
Pastor Alexander is a brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He is a member of the West Middlesex National Association of the Church of God, State of New Jersey Ministerial Alliance of the Church of God, Concerned Pastors and Ministers of Trenton and Vicinity.
In July 2003, Pastor Alexander Jr., became the fifth pastor of the Mill Hill Church of God, now Life Abundant Church of God. Under his leadership, through the grace of God, the church continues to move forward having established a Board of Elders, Official Mothers of the Church; several new ministries and blessing the licensing and ordaining of several ministers in the gospel. Also under his leadership a complete renovation of the church basement was completed. The basement was renamed the James P. Key Fellowship Hall in honor of the late Pastor James P. Key.
One of the most significant and profound changes was on Resurrection Sunday morning April 8, 2007, Pastor Leon S. Alexander Jr., announced the official name change of the Mill Hill Church of God to Life Abundant Church of God. The new name ordained by God identifies the church with a biblical proclamation rather than a geographical location. ---- “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) It is this scripture that is the foundation for our new name!
On October 21, 2007, for the first time in the history of the church and ordained by God for the advancement of the Kingdom, Pastor Alexander named Elder Lois Alexander B.Ch.M., his wife, Co-pastor of the Life Abundant Church of God.
From the beginning of this church in 1945 to this present time, God continues to breathe on this body of believers. Pastor Alexander declares that the church will continue to proclaim to the world God’s grace, mercy, forgiveness and unfailing love for us! To God be the glory for the things He has done is doing and will do!
Pastor Alexander’s favorite scripture, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)