“I don’t like not being in a church,” she said.
Instead, she reads from a daily devotional and prays.
She’d love to find a church that supports her like Greentown Family Christian Center supported her as a child.
The pastor there was great, she said. He really helped their youth group, even if there weren't many of them. The group consisted of Alexander and four other kids.
“Everybody knew everybody there,” she said. “We kept each other in check.”
Alexander doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with big churches, or any churches for that matter. She doesn’t even judge religions outside of Christianity.
That’s one of the basic tenets of her faith.
People should be accepting of each other’s beliefs, no matter what they are, she said.
“I feel like there’s a possibility we’re all worshipping the same God anyway,” she said.
People should choose the church that helps them grow most in their faith. Everyone’s walk in life is different, she said. If someone feels called to go to a big church, that’s where they should go.
She’s going to keep searching for the place God’s calling her to, even if she has to do it without her husband.
“I’ll continue looking,” she said. “Hopefully I’ll find a church I can call home.”
Ezekiel Zimmerman’s mom was a Catholic who attended church regularly. She never made him practice her religion, though. From the beginning, she let him choose where he wanted to go.
So as a kid he attended First Christian Church with his grandparents. While his mom stuck with the Catholic church, she still supported her son.
“She was there for my baptism into the Christian church,” the 33-year-old said.