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Hello!


I'm Alex James Lyons. I am a creative professional with over fifteen years of experience in media production, video production, event production, and project management roles. 

Alex is a lot of things. He is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, native Chicagoan, Telly-award winning documentary filmmaker, church communications staff member, international missionary, speaker, entrepreneur, soft pretzel connoisseur, old school 8-bit gamer, foster care alumnus, and orphan care advocate.

Currently, Alex is the Video Production Director of Brentwood Baptist Church overseeing all video content produced across their six campuses. 

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Hello!


I'm Alex James Lyons. I am a creative professional with over fifteen years of experience in media production, video production, event production, and project management roles. 

Alex is a lot of things. He is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, native Chicagoan, Telly-award winning documentary filmmaker, church communications staff member, international missionary, speaker, entrepreneur, soft pretzel connoisseur, old school 8-bit gamer, foster care alumnus, and orphan care advocate.

Currently, Alex is the Video Production Director of Brentwood Baptist Church overseeing all video content produced across their six campuses. 

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My Background


Alex spent thirteen years in Illinois state care in more than ten different placements. Alex advocates for children in care and alumni aging out of state care, serving most recently as the Communication Chair of the Foster Care Alumni of America's Illinois Chapter. Alex considers it a blessing to share his experiences with organizations and use his creative skills to tell stories of his brothers and sisters in care.

Alex has had the opportunity to share his story with the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Bethany Christian Services, Lydia Homes, Lutheran Children and Family Services, Foster Care Alumni of America, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Tennessee Baptist Children Homes, and numerous churches and ministries both in the US and Asia.

My Background


Alex spent thirteen years in Illinois state care in more than ten different placements. Alex advocates for children in care and alumni aging out of state care, serving most recently as the Communication Chair of the Foster Care Alumni of America's Illinois Chapter. Alex considers it a blessing to share his experiences with organizations and use his creative skills to tell stories of his brothers and sisters in care.

Alex has had the opportunity to share his story with the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Bethany Christian Services, Lydia Homes, Lutheran Children and Family Services, Foster Care Alumni of America, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Tennessee Baptist Children Homes, and numerous churches and ministries both in the US and Asia.

I grew up not knowing my father and living with my mother until I was eight, when my mom's boyfriend abused me and I was thrust into foster care. I spent the rest of my childhood in various group homes and foster homes, yet always feeling "someone" was out there who cared about me.

When I was sixteen I had been invited to a vibrant church and the youth Sunday school teacher led me in accepting Christ as my personal Savior. In my early 20's, I joined a community of Christ followers my own age and started walking more consistently with the Lord.  I love serving others with my gift and talents, and continuing to grow closer to Jesus with my wife.

After growing up with out a father, foster alum Alex Lyons shares about his hopes for being a good father to his family.
A great video for Orphan Sunday! "Fostered" gives the unique perspective of what life is like growing up in foster care, celebrates individuals that serve kids in care, and inspires to draw strength from a foster kid named Jesus Christ.
Alex Lyons shares how the church can respond and "live sent" to youth aging out of foster care.
Alex Lyons shares his story of growing up in foster care and God's call to stretch us towards loving kids in care at the CAFO 2017 Summit in Nashville, TN.
My personal story of overcoming childhood challenges to strive toward a strong spiritual heritage.
Foster Care alum Alex Lyons encourages the Church to "foster" a child like Joseph did for Jesus as part of River City Church's Orphan Sunday. Includes "Fostered: A Orphan Care Spoken Word" written by Alex Lyons and Kyle Carpenter and performed live by Eric Hilgers.
Alex Lyons shares his story of growing up in foster care at the CAFO 2017 Summit in Nashville, TN.
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#Foreignoy


In 2008, I produced the Asia Pacific Experience at World Missions Summit and was challenged in one evening service to "give a year and pray about a lifetime." I responded, connected with a missionary doing media ministry, and spent six weeks working with Asia Pacific Media  in 2009, and then served as the Production Coordinator for one year from 2013-2014.

#Foreignoy


In 2008, I produced the Asia Pacific Experience at World Missions Summit and was challenged in one evening service to "give a year and pray about a lifetime." I responded, connected with a missionary doing media ministry, and spent six weeks working with Asia Pacific Media  in 2009, and then served as the Production Coordinator for one year from 2013-2014.

Because of my background I always felt passionate about serving locally because I felt like I would be turning my back on kids like me if I served globally. It was when the junior high pastor I worked under and was close friends with became a missionary to Indonesia that God softened my heart toward global missions.

LyonTamer Creative


Alex Lyons is a creative professional with over ten years of experience in media production, video production, event production, and project management roles. Throughout his career, he have launched a video production startup, developed an event production startup, led cross-cultural international media production teams in Asia, directed international Telly Award winning documentaries based on non-profits in Asia and Africa and have produced and directed media teams to execute events at venues with over 12,000 in attendance. In addition to being a producer with corporate, non-profit, and international experience, Alex has produced video content, designed artwork, animated motion graphic content, and developed websites and social media marketing campaigns.

LyonTamer Creative


Alex Lyons is a creative professional with over ten years of experience in media production, video production, event production, and project management roles. Throughout his career, he have launched a video production startup, developed an event production startup, led cross-cultural international media production teams in Asia, directed international Telly Award winning documentaries based on non-profits in Asia and Africa and have produced and directed media teams to execute events at venues with over 12,000 in attendance. In addition to being a producer with corporate, non-profit, and international experience, Alex has produced video content, designed artwork, animated motion graphic content, and developed websites and social media marketing campaigns.

LyonTamer Gaming


In addition to all of the above, I’m a 30-plus-father-of-two-under-three that likes pixelated 2D games made before 1999. I love my God, my wife, my kids, and in a very distant eighth, retro gaming. 

LyonTamer Gaming


In addition to all of the above, I’m a 30-plus-father-of-two-under-three that likes pixelated 2D games made before 1999. I love my God, my wife, my kids, and in a very distant eighth, retro gaming.