Pastor Alfred is a native Georgian with over 25 years of ministry service and leadership. He was educated at Fort Valley State University, Howard University School of Divinity, and the United Theological Seminary, ultimately receiving a Doctor of Ministry Degree. Prior to returning to Atlanta, he served in ministry under the leadership of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, where he co-chaired the 120-member Ministerial Alliance. He and his wife are the founders of Hope XPress Community Church. He has a passion for assisting youth, single moms, and the elderly in leading productive lives. He has mentored youth across the United States and internationally in places such as Kumasi Ghana West Africa. He believes we are blessed in proportion to how we serve. Professionally, Dr. Holston currently serves as Vice President for Human Resource Consulting for a nationwide consulting company. He retired from the federal government after serving in the Senior Executive Service (SES) at two major Government Cabinets. Pastor Alfred and Pastor Jo Ann have been married for 47+ years and are the proud parents of three sons and six (6) grandchildren.