The Rev. Alex Beaube was appointed by the Bishop and Cabinet of the North Alabama Conference to serve as the senior pastor of Decatur First United Methodist Church, on July 1, 2021. Alex was born in 1969 in Concord, North Carolina to Robert and Carey Beaube. In 1977 his family moved to Gadsden Alabama where he grew up. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1988. He continued his studies at the University of Montevallo.
While at the University of Montevallo he met his bride Renee Glaze Beaube, they have been married for 28 years. They have 3 biological children, Caleb (22), Andrew (20), and Olivia (18). They also have an adopted Son Alan Lagunas (23) who joined their family from the Blountsville youth group in 2013.
After graduation, Alex worked in information technology for Midsouth Data and as SouthTrust Bank as well as serving as a part time local pastor until 2006 when he went into to full time ministry.
Alex and Renee served as youth pastors from 1995 to 2000 at St. Andrews UMC in Sylacauga Alabama. Alex then felt the call to deeper service and was licensed as a part-time local pastor in the year 2000. He served Bradford UMC, Sunny Level UMC, and Mt Tabor UMC until 2006. In 2006 Alex answered the call to ordination as an Elder in the UMC and began seminary at Memphis Theological Seminary. As a student Alex served as a full-time pastor to Elkmont and Pettusville UMC until June 2009. Alex graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in May 2009. He then moved to serve as senior pastor at East Gadsden UMC. Alex was ordained as a full connection elder in 2011 and was appointed to Blountsville UMC from 2011 until his recent appointment to Decatur First.
On the conference level, Alex serves as the co-chair of the Ministerial Integrity Committee as well as a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry, previously he served as thevice-chair of the committee on finance for 6 years.