The Rev. Alex Banfield Hicks

Alex Banfield HicksAlex grew up amongst the rolling hills of England’s West Country and in 1999 matriculated at the University of Oxford to study modern history.

His cynical atheism began to soften after he joined the Merton College Chapel Choir, and his interest in Christianity was piqued further while studying the lives of early British saints. Convinced by the truth of the Resurrection, and helped by the various works of C.S. Lewis, Alex committed his life to Jesus. He became an active member of St. Ebbe’s Anglican Church, joining their children’s ministry team and speaking at annual youth summer camps.

He wrestled with a call to ministry after graduation, but eventually joined an InterVarsity mission team in Milan where he met Jane, who hails from Minnesota and Kansas City. Two years later they were married, and Alex served with UCCF (InterVarsity UK) in Exeter and later in Oxford,

After completing his Masters of Divinity at Covenant Seminary, Alex and Jane (who now have three children) moved to Pittsburgh in the summer of 2015 and love working with such delightful youth and their families in this wonderful city! He enjoys playing the piano, supporting Liverpool FC and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and being amused by his own dad jokes.