By Sharon Mager
COLUMBIA, Md. — Alex Bouffard serves as the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) communications manager, overseeing the day-to-day communication ministry including social media, video, BaptistLIFE, and working with the communication team to provide education about the BCM/D and to promote the Cooperative Program.
An Annapolis native, Bouffard grew up in a Christian home and attended Riva Trace Baptist Church (RTBC) in Davidsonville, Maryland. That is where he made a profession of faith and was baptized when he was 9 years old. RTBC is also where Alex met his wife, Corrine.
“I met my wife in the nursery,” he says with a chuckle. “I don’t remember not knowing her.”
Homeschooled through high school, Alex graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in professional communication, and then returned home to start a media business with Corrine. A&C Social Strategies specializes in social media for small and mid-sized companies, as well as wedding photography, video, and consulting.
The couple currently attends Redemption Church in Arnold, Maryland, where Alex plays guitar in the praise band and serves as the young adult minister.
Alex was introduced to the BCM/D at the 2018 annual meeting at Oak Grove Baptist Church. He had recently enrolled at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (where he is currently pursuing a master of divinity degree), and Redemption Lead Pastor Jamie Caldwell, and Worship Pastor Neal Phillips invited Alex to attend the annual meeting as a way to introduce him to church leaders who could assist him in reaching his ministerial goals.
“I knew about the Southern Baptist Convention, but I didn’t even know this organization existed,” Alex said. He was pleasantly overwhelmed with the worship, sermons, the people he met, and the opportunities and resources available.
“I loved it,” Alex said.
In January, while checking to make sure Redemption Church’s address was showing up on the SBC site, Alex “happened” upon the advertisement for the BCM/D communications manager position. He wasn’t looking for a job but felt called to apply. “It was the Lord’s timing,” he said.
Alex, who began serving as communication manager in May, is especially excited about the opportunity in his new position to share about the BCM/D with churches and leaders who do not know or understand the incredible opportunities for encouragement, support, education, and cooperative partnership that is available.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys music, playing guitar and piano, sailing, and reading.
He and Corrine recently celebrated their second anniversary. They live in Severna Park, Maryland, and have two Chocolate Labradors — Saylor and Skipper. Contact Alex at Abouffard@bcmd.org, or call him, 443.878.2050, ext. 205.