At Gospel of Grace Baptist Church, you will come to know him simply as Pastor and in many ways an ordinary guy whose earthly success is directly linked to his willingness to only be used by God in extraordinary ways.
Rev. Pastor Tony Alves is originally from The Cape Verde Islands, West Africa.
He grew up as an immigrant child in the inner-city of Boston, Massachusetts. He received his High School Diploma from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School class of 1991; afterwards he did his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth to pursue a BA/BS from where he graduated class of 1996. It was during this time that as a young student athlete Tony Alves unexpectedly accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and later accepted the call to become a minister of the word of God. Subsequently, he moved to Ohio to attend World Harvest Bible College, now known as Valor Christian College to begin his journey in Pastoral Studies where he achieved an Associate in Pastoral Leadership class of 1998. He later moved back to Massachusetts and has since pursued a Master of Science Degree in Management from Eastern Nazarene College class of 2006 and is now currently working on completing a Master of Divinity from Gordon – Conwell Theological Seminary.
Pastor Tony Alves works in the field of higher education, while pastoring by faith a 350+ member church in Taunton, Massachusets, USA.
He enjoys spending long hours at the beach, reading books, spending quality time with his family, church members, playing and watching sports, i.e. soccer, football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey.