Alex Himaya

Founding and Senior Pastor

Alex's Story

Dr. Alex Himaya is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, speaker, author, visionary, and leader. He is the founding and Senior Pastor of BattleCreek Church, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Under Alex’s leadership, attendance of BattleCreek has increased significantly since its founding in 2003. Rather than establishing one mega building in a central location, Alex maximized the reach of the church by implementing a multi-site strategy with campuses across the Tulsa metro area. Inspired by his Egyptian heritage and commitment to further God’s plan for Gospel transformation in Egypt, Alex expanded the reach of BattleCreek Church to international heights by establishing a ministry for permanent and long-term mission teams in Egypt.

Alex is currently involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally through BattleCreek Church and various strategic partnerships. He has founded an international orphan care ministry called Adopt(ed), which is helping churches and families find their niche in orphan care around the world.

In addition to his role as a strategic leader, Alex has been blessed with the unique ability to connect with individuals on a personal and spiritual level. One of Alex’s greatest passions is to effectively present the same relevant message—the good news of Jesus Christ—using fresh and innovative methods. Alex participates in speaking engagements nearly 200 times each year in order to share the Gospel with people across Tulsa, America, and the world.

Alex received his bachelor’s degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and his master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He completed his doctorate in Church Growth and Evangelism in May 2002.

Alex and his wife, Meredith have four children—Katherine, Eli, Benjamin, and Lemley.

Alex's Books

Jesus Hates Religion

"Jesus Hates Religion" is not another book about Christianity, but a detour sign on the road of life. Himaya points readers away from himself and towards Jesus saying, "Don’t trust me. Trust God, and let Him speak for Himself."


Using the biblical account of Joseph, "Overcome: Living Beyond Your Circumstances" helps individuals move past simply surviving life’s adversities to overcoming betrayal, temptation, bitterness, and hard times.

Your Little Red Wagon

What if you no longer had to worry about the good stuff covering the bad stuff because neither matters? If you're looking for that kind of freedom, know that it can be found in these pages. Proceed without caution.

The Pathway to Discipleship

Whether starting out the day or winding down for the night, staying connected to the presence of God is the most important thing a believer can do. "The Pathway to Discipleship" is a perfect resource for daily devotions.

Walk through the World

Fifty-two pastors bring New Testament scripture alive in "Walk Through the Word." As readers continue their walk through God’s Word, their knowledge of Him will grow, and they will find themselves becoming more like Christ.

God's Wisdom for Today

The Bible is rich in God’s wisdom, especially in Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. This devotional guides readers on a journey with a one-year study of wisdom passages from Scripture and devotional insights.

God is Faithful

Through Scripture, a devotional thought, and a prayer, trusted pastors communicate God’s faithfulness all year long. This devotional will be encouraging for anyone who needs a reminder of God’s faithfulness.

The Gift of Jesus

We have been given the magnificent gift of Jesus - to live in and through our lives. "The Gift of Jesus" includes daily devotions to help light your path and reveal how God wants you to live according to His holy Word.