Rev. Alvarez was born and formed in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Puerto Rico where he has been a pastor since 1996. He is currently associate Pastor in Christian Education and is the Director of the Biblical Institute “Juan Figueroa Umpierre”. Since 2003 he serves as editor of the Christian Education Magazine The Disciple. In 1996, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the U.P.R. in Río Piedras and in 1999 a Master of Divinity from the Puerto Rican Evangelical Seminary in 1999. He obtained a PhD in theology with a concentration in Christian education from the Inter-American University of P.R. in 2009. Since 2003 he has served as a member of the Committee on Uniform Series of the National Council of Churches of the USA. Since 2012, he serves as a member of the board of Directors of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico.