Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander
Overseer Trevor D. Alexander was born in Romford, Essex, in England. His parents, Calvin and Clarice Alexander are both from the Island of St. Vincent, located in the Caribbean Islands. Overseer Alexander spent a little over five years living in the Island of St. Vincent where he learned much about his roots and heritage.
He met Pastor Emma Marie (Coleman) Alexander while they were both stationed in West Germany, in March 1985. The two were married August 27, 1988, in Sacramento California. They are the proud parents of three beautiful girls, Tara, Tasha, and Tonya. Pastor Alexander retired from the U.S. Army and moved his family to San Antonio in 1993.
Overseer Alexander received his High School Diploma from Brittons High School, Rainham, Essex, England and received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas in Psychology (emphases on family) and Religious Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry, from Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas and a Doctor of Divinity form St. Thomas Christian College & Seminary.
Overseer Alexander has served in various positions in the Church Of God In Christ (C.O.G.IC). He has served as an Ordained Deacon, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Brotherhood President, Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Senior Minister, Sunday School Superintendent, Assistant Pastor, District Missions President, and presently he serves as the Senior Pastor and Founder of the True Vine Church. At the 2009 Annual Conference of the Kingdom Council of Interdependent Christian Churches and Ministries, the Presiding Prelate, The Most Reverend David M. Copeland, D. Min. and the Broads of Bishops elevated then Pastor Alexander to the Episcopal Office of Overseer. Overseer Alexander is also bi-vocational leader. In addition to servicing as Senior Pastor and Southwest Texas Regional Overseer. He also is serving at the University of Incarnate Word, as the Protestant Chaplain, the Office of Mission & Ministry and Adjunct Faculty.
Through the leadership of Overseer Alexander, True Vine church, especially, the Nehemiah Program and Women of the Word Ministry, ministering at the Alvarez House, are actively working with the formerly incarcerated community, helping with reintegration challenges. True Vine has also teamed up with University Presbyterian Church, (a predominately white church), to examine avenues and approaches to overcoming hatred, bigotry, racism, etc., in our community. True Vine has also just completed building their second “Water Well Project,” in West Africa that is transforming lives.
In February 2016, Overseer was inducted into the San Antonio Black Worship Hall of Fame. Overseer was award the special honor of conducting the Invocation for at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King San Antonio March, (the largest in the Nation). Also, this past February, Overseer was recognized by the University of the Incarnate Word, Black History Committee for his achievement as a Black Alumni.
Other accomplishments of Dr. Alexander are: President of the Black Student Association 94-96, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Paul’s Award for Community Involvement, University of the Incarnate Word, Leadership Award for Psychology, San Antonio College “Heart Award,” National Dean’s List, the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, just to name a few of the many awards and decorations he has received. Trevor was named in the 2008 Biltmore Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals and was specially featured in the 2017 Princeton Global Network of Young Executives.
Since he and his wife co-founded True Vine Church, Pastor Alexander has not only carried his healing messages beyond his local assembly, but also into conferences across this nation of diverse background. Overseer Alexander has also ministered internationally in Canada and on the continent of Africa. He teaches and believes that we are called to impact and empower the lives of the people we come in contact with. You will truly enjoy his ministry as he moves deeper into the things of God.