At Metro Life Church, we always say that we are all about 3 things: Relationship, Relationship, Relationship.
1. Relationship with God that comes with making Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior
2. Relationship with each other through meaningful connections with your church family
3. Relationship with the world outside of the Church, and those that don’t know God yet
This idea has been and will continue to be, at the very heart of everything we do as a church.
We know the impact a single moment with God can make in someone’s life. Our greatest hope as a church is that every person who steps into one of our services is impacted spiritually.
We also know that, as God’s people, we are called to be the hands and feet of God on Earth, meaning that our neighborhood, city, state, and nation should be better because we are here. That’s why our outreach is aimed at both local and international organizations.
A Miami native, Steve Alessi was called into ministry at the age of 19 and has faithfully answered that call for over 40 years. After graduating from Southeastern University in 1984, he served alongside his parents as Associate Pastor of Grace Church of Kendall.
In 1997, he and his wife, Mary, founded Metro Life Church in Doral, Florida. Then, on November 10, 2013, Pastors Steve and Mary acquired and became the Lead Pastors of Grace Church, transforming it into the Dadeland Campus of Metro Life Church.
Today, Steve enjoys ministering with the help of his wife, four adult children, their spouses and their grandchildren; Christopher & Richelle Alessi with little Marino, Chris & Stephanie Muiña with little Gianna, and Lauren and Gabrielle Alessi. Under his leadership, Metro Life Church has two growing local campuses and a vibrant and innovative online campus. Part of his passion is to challenge men to Man Up in life through Metro’s Goodfellas Camps throughout the year at his Farmhouse in Southwest Georgia. The family also hosts a weekly Christian lifestyle podcast about their lives in ministry entitled The Family Business with The Alessis.
In 2007, Steve suffered a widow-maker heart attack and survived after paramedics worked on him for 42 minutes; hitting him seven times with the paddles to keep his heart pumping. The poignant lessons learned from that experience have been summed up in the book he authored, Forty Two - How To Finish Strong When You Thought You Were Finished. This powerful axiom has become his life's mission to help others who have experienced their own 42 moments.
Steve enjoys giving back to his community as a former member of the City of Doral’s Faith-Based Charities Advisory Committee, and presently serves on Miami-Dade County Commissioners’ Interfaith Advisory Board and is a Chaplain with the Doral Police Department. He also enjoys the fellowship of his Pastor, Mike Hayes, and is a member of the Champion’s Network with Pastor Joel Osteen.
For fun he enjoys hunting, boating, and traveling with his family and friends.
Pastor Steve Alessi
Mary Alessi is a singer, songwriter, author, and pastor with a passion for leading people to God through worship. Her commitment to worship has compelled her to record several music projects, including “Whatever it Takes,” “More,” “When Women Worship,” and “Pressing On.”
In 2009, her work in Christian music was recognized by her peers when her song, “Great Grace”, was nominated for a Dove Award by the Gospel Music Association.
Today, she and her husband, Steve, are the proud parents of four beautiful, adult children and serve faithfully as co-Pastors of Metro Life Church in Miami.
In 2021, Metro Life Worship released their first-ever EP, Revive, featuring Mary Alessi and her daughter Stephanie Alessi Muiña.
Pastor Mary Alessi
There is One God existent in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
1 John 5:7 KJV
Jesus Christ is true God and true man.
Luke 1:26-33 KJV
We believe in the Holy Spirit and in His baptism as manifested by the fruit and gifts of the Spirit.
Acts 10:44-46 KJV
Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 KJV
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and reveals God's Will and Destiny for mankind.
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people.
Acts 4:12 KJV
The Church is the gathering of believers for the purpose of evangelism, edification and education.
Hebrews 10:25 KJV
We believe in Prayer and Praise. We worship the Lord through singing and the lifting of our hands and believe healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ for all believers.
Psalms 63:4 KJV
Personal evangelism is a lifestyle and is the commitment of those who follow Jesus Christ.
Mark 16:15 KJV
Believers are to be baptized in water as an outward sign of their inward commitment to Jesus.
Matthew 28:19 KJV
Jesus Christ is coming back again for His church.
Hebrews 9:28 KJV
Honoring God with the first fruits of our increase- the 10% of our income, called the tithe.
Malachi 3:10-11 KJV
God created man in His Image and desires a relationship with all people. We are a multi-cultural church representing every race and ethnicity welcoming all believers to worship together.
Galatians 3:26-29 KJV
We believe in the sacredness of marriage between one man and one woman and the family commitment. We promote strong family values.
Genesis 1:26-28 KJV
Ephesians 5:31-33 KJV
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We desire to build relationships with everyone who comes through our doors because God ultimately wants to do the same! In that heart, we hope the information below will minimize the unknowns for your first visit to Metro Life Church!
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Metro Life Church family and getting more involved, sign up for our next STEPS class.