Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city, and our world. Our culture and leadership are characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry.  These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • alex biddles

    teaching Pastor

    Alex was born in England, grew up in upstate New York, and met his wife, Karen, in college. Since then, they have lived in south Florida, Kentucky, and now Meridian for over 18 years. Along the way, God added Christa, Emma, and Toby to their lives - now 27, 22, and 19. Alex and Karen also have a son-in-law, Cole, and two grandsons, Cooper and Cade.

    Alex holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and Youth Ministry from Nyack College and a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a student minister, associate pastor, and lead pastor of an earlier church plant in Meridian. Alex served LoveNOW as executive pastor before the founding pastor, David Hopkins, left to shepherd Highland Baptist Church. He works as a full-time chaplain with Corporate Chaplains of America.


  • kyle followell

    missions pastor

    After graduating from high school, Kyle felt the call of God to international missions and lived in Nicaragua for two years. Upon his return to the States, Kyle met and married his wife, Lindsey, who have been blessed with their daughter, Neely (7), and son, Liam (3). He has been on numerous mission trips and has a passion for seeing the gospel spread to the very ends of the earth. Kyle leads one of our community groups and seeks new ways for people to get involved in serving others in our city and around the world. Kyle also works as maintenance supervisor for area Walmart stores.