Pastor Alvin loves to teach God’s People from the Word of God. He has worked with youth in ministry and loves to worship through song, prayer, and praise. Pastor Alvin is a combat veteran and served in the United States Army for 12 years. Pastor Alvin went to school at Faith International University, graduating with a Master’s in theology. He also served at the seminary by teaching online courses. Pastor Alvin believes in Christ’s mission for His church; “go make disciples.” Critical to his ministry is teaching and preaching centered around the Holy Scriptures and the person and Work of Jesus Christ.

He believes the Bible is the Word of God that possesses the power to change people from the inside out. Pastor Alvin believes the Bible leads us to Christ and points to Christ as the Way, Truth, and Life. This is the heart of the good news. That Jesus came into the world to save sinners. But he also believes that anyone in Christ is a new creation. 

“It is wonderful to see how the church is growing and following Christ.  We love to worship together, study the Word together, and become more like Jesus.  Mt. Tahoma Baptist Church is a great place to experience a church family who loves each other!”

Pastor Alvin loves reading, hunting, fishing, playing guitar, writing music, and working out. He especially enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife (Maribel Malave) of over 14 years. And, of course, he also loves coffee.