Alex graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2011 with a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing. He then moved back to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to begin classes at Southern Seminary. In the spring of 2013, he served as a pastoral intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. He has worked as the editorial manager for 9Marks since 2014, and at Third Avenue Baptist Church since 2019. He lives with his wife Melanie and his three children—Elliot, John, and Zoë—in Louisville, Kentucky.