Brian and Mercy Alarid are the Founding Pastors of Passion Church. They have been married for 21 years and reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico with their three children: Chloe, Colin, and Lauren.

Pastor Brian Alarid 

Brian - B&W profile 2013Brian 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.

Brian 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.

Brian is the Founding Pastor of Passion Church and has 25 years of pastoral ministry and executive leadership. He previously served as a Regional Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Brian is the President and CEO of America Prays and World Prays.

Brian’s first love is leadership development, but his other passions include preaching God’s Word, helping unbelievers connect with God, discipleship, missions, and networking. Brian has preached to thousands of people and trained thousands of leaders in many nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Honduras, India, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, and Switzerland.

Brian has been married to Mercy for 21 years and together they have three beautiful children: Chloe, Colin, and Lauren. Brian’s interests include reading, writing, traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Pastor Mercy Alarid

Mercy was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She gave her life to Christ at the age of 4 when she witnessed her sister get healed of a severe and incurable eye condition. She graduated from high school and studied Architecture for three years at the national university.

Sensing a strong call of God on her life to full-time pastoral ministry, Mercy left her home, family, career, and country and moved to the United States in 1995 to study theology. She met Brian, the love of her life, at Bible college and married him 2 years later in 1997.

Mercy has a Doctorate degree in Education from Regent University. She is a professor of early childhood education at Central New Mexico Community College and an adjunct professor at Regent University. Mercy is a woman of many talents. She is an artist, painter, poet, author, graphics designer, college instructor, Spanish translator and interpreter, professional public speaker, educational consultant, and preacher. She is the Creative Arts Pastor at Passion Church.

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