Our Pastor

Dr. Alex Himaya is the founding and Senior Pastor of, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is one of the fastest growing churches in America. It has grown from 120 to over 5,500 in attendance in eight years of existence.

Prior to returning to the Tulsa area, Alex served as the Youth Pastor at Cross Church Springdale, Arkansas, where God blessed him with one of the most successful youth ministries in the nation. Alex continues to use his gifts to further the Kingdom of God and is busier than ever in leading one of the premiere ministries in the world. His youth ministries were built on the belief that teenagers can be full-fledged disciples of Jesus Christ. He now turns his attention to developing a healthy church body of all ages and turning that body into disciples for reaching Tulsa, America and the World.

As one of the nation’s forefront speakers and visionaries, God has blessed Alex with the talent to reach the high tech culture of Generation Next. Involved in revivals, citywide rallies, camps, and school assemblies, Alex speaks almost 200 times each year. The heart’s cry of The Church at BattleCreek is to effectively present the same relevant message, the Gospel of Christ, using fresh, innovative methods, resources and technology.

Alex and his wife of 17 years, Meredith, have four children. Katherine is 11 years old, Eli is 10, Benjamin is 8 years old and Lemley is 5 years old. Alex received his bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and his Masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He finished his Doctorate in Church Growth and Evangelism in May of 2002.

Alex enjoys his opportunities to share the gospel and speak to students, singles and young adults all over the country.