ALEX PERAKIS is a Richmond County native and will quickly tell you that he did not grow up in church and knew nothing about church culture before he became a Christian as a "young" adult. From there He spent many years as a business man and then as a bi-vocational pastor in Richmond County. He was led to begin Summit Church in 2016 as a place where people would feel welcome to grow a relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. He continues to be a successful entrepreneur as the founder of ConCretan Flooring Company.
One thing Pastor Alex is passionate about is seeing Christ followers released from oppression and the bondage of sin and he teaches how the Holy Spirit protects us and provides us with an arsenal of weapons for spiritual warfare.
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Meliea Perakis is a North Carolina native. She and Pastor Alex have been married for 18 years. She is a faithful believer in Jesus Christ and a prayer warrior. She currently works for First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Intake Department and is working towards a nursing degree.
Pastor Alex and Meliea have a big family, six children total.
From left to right, Kristen, the oldest at 29, is a middle grades teacher. Next to her is Alex, Jr. a recent RCC technical graduate, is 28 and lives and works in Massachusetts. In the center is Naomi, aged 16, a junior at RSHS. next to her is Sophia, a 2019 graduate of RSHS. On the right is Naaman, an 9th grader at the RCS Ninth Grade Academy.
*Not pictured is Tyler, aged 27, who also lives and works in NC.