Alex McLellan

For over fifteen years, in a dozen countries, Alex McLellan has been sharing ultimate truth with ordinary people.

About Alex

Alex McLellan is a speaker and author on Josh McDowell Ministry’s global team. For nearly twenty years, Alex has been speaking around the world – shining the light on the truth of the gospel. His passion is sharing good reasons to believe we can make sense of this broken world. There is hope! We can discover the truth and come to know the one who is the way, the truth, and the life, Jesus Christ!

  •  Encouraging Christians – with reasons to believe
  •  Equipping Christians – with reasons to share
  •  Engaging non-Christians – with reasons to think

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alex completed his BA in Communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago (‘96), and he was awarded an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles (‘02).


Sometimes the world doesn’t make sense and we wonder if there’s any purpose to it all, any meaning to our lives. Figuring out life is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The good news? You don’t need every piece of a puzzle in place to see the big picture. You just need enough important parts that stand out and fit together. Christianity is reasonable because it resonates with how we see and experience the world. We’ll never have absolute certainty – about anything, but we can have confidence in the truth of the Christian worldview.

One of the hardest parts of talking about Jesus is knowing where to start. A Jigsaw Guide to Sharing the Good News begins at the beginning and paints the big picture in 3 minutes in 3 easy steps: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? This pocket-sized resource will make sure you’re always prepared to share.

How do you reach the unreachable with the good news of the gospel? This beautifully illustrated coffee table book is a remarkable fusion of evangelism, apologetics and the arts. An engaging story of one girl’s journey to put life’s broken pieces back together, the reader will see the big picture and understand the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.


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COVID-19, the Best and Worst of Times

Alex McLellan, April 7, 2020

My ten-year-old son, Asher, turned to me in response to those who are struggling to make sense of the coronavirus: “…but Dad, this world is broken!” Everyone is affected by the spread of COVID-19, particularly the most vulnerable members of society — it’s heartbreaking! However, it’s wonderful to see many… Read more »

The Bad News and Good News About Christmas

Alex McLellan, December 20, 2019

This Christmas, there’s good news and there’s bad news! Hi, I’m Alex McLellan with Josh McDowell Ministry. Any Christmas that revolves around Santa comes down to this: are you on the nice list, or are you on the naughty list? If you’ve been good – you qualify for the nice… Read more »

Alex’s Special Message About Fathers

Alex McLellan, June 3, 2019

I remember when “Happy Father’s Day!” wasn’t so happy for me. Hi, I’m Alex McLellan with Josh McDowell Ministry. I was three years old when my non-Christian parents got divorced, and my sister and I went to live with my mother. For the next six years, Happy Father’s Day wasn’t… Read more »

Why a Jigsaw Guide to Life?

Alex McLellan, April 16, 2019

Join Alex McLellan as he explains how we can navigate through a broken and confusing life with HOPE! Why a Jigsaw Guide to Life? Well, it’s not too difficult to look at life like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The biggest puzzle of them all. This world is broken. Life is… Read more »

Your Purpose: Gained Through Knowing God

Alex McLellan, March 5, 2019

Howdy! Welcome to our seventh post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In a recent post we asked and answered the question, “Can we can trust God?” In this post we look at how our relationship with God helps us to discover our life purpose. A jigsaw guide to… Read more »


Be Prepared to Share

A Response to COVID-19

What’s Your Purpose?


Alex’s new 15-minute podcast will help you connect and communicate Truth in a culture of confusion. A commentary on critical issues, Bible teaching that builds bridges, and interviews that inform, inspire and encourage you. Released every two weeks for download or watch on YouTube.

Alex & his son Asher’s new 1-minute colorful, animated videos will help you spark spiritual conversations with your kids. A fun way to communicate the truth of the Christian worldview with a new generation. Sow seeds that strengthen the faith of your kids by anchoring it in the real world.