WOODSTOCK — Michael Lewis, lead pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, has announced his intention to nominate Alex Cosio, pastor of Nuevo Horizonte Baptist Church in Woodstock, as a vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Cosio’s nomination will be voted on at the upcoming annual meeting, being held Nov. 9 at Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon. The top four vote-getters among nominees will serve as either first, second, third, or fourth vice president, as determined by their number of votes.
“I have known Alex for over 30 years – as a friend, a brother, and also as a fellow under-shepherd and preacher of the gospel,” Lewis shared with The Index. “I have heard him faithfully proclaim this gospel from his pulpit. And I have witnessed him just as faithfully live this gospel in his own life.
“Alex has a love for truth, and a love to see this truth be proclaimed and manifested in the lives of those in his sphere of influence. Each week, he stands behind a pulpit and exposits the word of God. His passion is to lead people to a saving knowledge of Christ, and this starts with those who are blessed to be members of Nuevo Horizonte Church in Woodstock, where he’s pastored for the last three years.
“He does not just lead his congregation in hearing the word. He leads them to the Book and to share the gospel that they have received, at home, and to the uttermost parts of the world. While Alex has been at Nuevo Horizonte, by God’s grace, attendance has doubled and missions strategies have been initiated in Cuba, Honduras, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. In addition, the overall missions budget for the church has increased throughout his three-year-and-counting-pastorate.”
Lewis went on to say that 72 percent of Nuevo Horizonte’s membership attends Sunday School each week and in 2019 the church gave 3.46 percent of undesignated receipts to the Cooperative Program, reflecting a .43 percent increase from 2018.
Raised in Mexico City, Cosio became a Christian at 18 years old and was called into full-time ministry in 1997. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems from Universidad del Valle de Mexico and Master of Divinity in Languages as well as Doctor of Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before arriving in Georgia, he served as a church planter in the Carolinas and pastor in Mexico City. He’s also served as a professor at Campbell University Divinity School’s Spanish program and has taught in several Latin American countries.
Cosio and his wife, Lina, have been married for 32 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.
NOTE: A previous version of this article incorrectly placed the location of Ingleside Baptist Church as in Marietta, not Macon.