Alec Rowlands was born and raised in South Africa, where he experienced elements of historical revival in his father's church. It permanently marked his life with a hunger for the presence and power of God to transform lives. Alec is currently the senior pastor of Westgate Chapel, in Edmonds, Washington, a non-denominational, multi-ethnic congregation of more than 2,000 members that has experienced spiritual renewal since 1992.
Alec, and his wife, Rita, have been married for forty-four years and have two married daughters who live in Edmonds and are active in Westgate Chapel with their husbands and children.
Alec's academic interests are discipleship and historical revivals. He has a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University in geography and education, a master's in urban studies from Miami University of Ohio, and a master's in biblical literature from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Alec completed his doctorate of ministry at Carey Theological College, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, BC.
Alec's personal interests include time with his family, golf, flying, and riding motorcycles.