While other kids in his Oaxacan town were outside playing, Alex was inside practicing the guitar and singing to no one in particular! From early on Alex showed signs of his love and passion for music!
Because of his father’s influence to have a real job, Alex ended up studying electronics in school. After graduation he went on to study dentistry, his father’s back up career. During his second year of college his dad died, leaving behind his life’s passion—Christian ministry! His father was the very successful pastor of a fast growing church with 36 missions throughout the state of Oaxaca. But his death also left a deep void in the heart of his youngest son—a void that Alex would try to fill by pursuing a career in music.
Alex set his heart on making a name for himself in the music world. He was willing to pay any price, to do whatever was necessary to get it, which included walking away from the Christian heritage of his father. Alex moved from Oaxaca to Texas. Persistence paid off and in 1989 he got the first taste of the fame he was after—a recording contract with CBS Records for a five-album deal!
Sony bought his contract from CBS and changed his name to Alex Montez. His first single went right to the top of the Tejano and Mexican charts! Smooth, beautiful, flashy, Alex toured the US and Mexico receiving music awards for his many hits. It didn’t take long to add the title “Record Producer” to his growing list of credits. Alex was on his way up the star studded ladder, and audiences were at his feet.
What goes up in the music business often comes down… hard. Along with his meteoric rise to fame came one moral flame out after another. It wasn’t long before his new lifestyle landed in a divorce court, and along with it, the disintegration of his family. On June 25, 1996, Alex put a gun to his chest and pulled the trigger. The bullet did a lot of damage, but it didn’t take his life. When he got out of the intensive care unit of the hospital he remembered and returned to the God of his father.
Since that time he has been singing new songs! Alex married recording star Lizza (Lisa) Lamb in 1997, and they began attending Life Church together. Soon afterward they began singing on the worship team and serving in the church. After four years of intense Bible study and personal discipleship they took the next step… and answered the call to pastor.
Today Alex and Lisa reside in Angleton, Texas, where they serve as the Pastors of La Vida Regional Cuadrangular, a church for Spanish speaking people that would make his father proud! Alex is also the mastermind behind the video and TV ministry. His new life is proof that no matter how long and hard the road, God can use and work all things together for good!