The Family Business with The Alessis

Let's face it...Family is everybody's business. So Steve and Mary Alessi, who lead a multi-cultural church alongside their grown-up children, are pulling back the covers on how their family keeps it all together.

Our podcast and videos give you real-life tips, principles, strategies and advice on marriage, parenting, work and more - everything you need to build a thriving family and business!

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Recent Episodes

Personal Growth And Business Tips

42 Minutes: A Heart-Attack, Facing Death, and Finishing Strong Even If You're Almost Finished | S5 E3

Feb. 1, 2023

Get an exclusive preview of "42" - a new book telling the incredible story behind Steve Alessi's massive heart attack, the heroic efforts of the first-responders, and how the Alessis recovered from that fateful event.

Parenting And Family

Toxic or Taxing? How to Figure Out What To Do with Difficult People | S5 E2

Jan. 25, 2023

Are the difficult people in your life truly toxic, or are they just taxing? The Alessis are here to help you figure out when to tolerate difficult people and when to cut ties.

Parenting And Family

5 Powerful New Year's Resolutions to Make This Year Great for Your Family

Jan. 18, 2023

We're kicking off Season 5 by sharing five New Year's Resolutions that will inspire and motivate every member of your family!

Parenting And Family

BONUS: How to Be a Better Dad | Sundays in The Family Business [Mid-Season Moment]

Jan. 4, 2023

Take a look into Sundays in the family business, as 3 dedicated dads discuss their biggest fatherhood challenges with Steve Alessi to help fathers lead their families with love, strength and confidence!

Parenting And Family

LIVE at Christmas Lightfest! A Holiday "Ask The Alessis" Q&A Session | S4 E15

Dec. 21, 2022

The Family Business steps out of the podcast booth and into the community with a live taping at our Christmas Lightfest event! The Alessis answer your family questions and share the lessons they've learned over the years!

Marriage And Relationships

Year 1: How to Communicate Better as Your Marriage Begins | S4 E14

Dec. 14, 2022

Being newlyweds can be challenging - especially as you learn to communicate with each other! In this episode Chris and Richelle Alessi share effective communication tips they've discovered during their first year of marriage!

About the Hosts

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Steve Alessi


A Miami native, Steve Alessi was called into ministry at the age of 19 and has faithfully answered that call through Pastoral ministry for over 30 years. After graduating from Southeastern University in 1984, he served along side his parents as Associate Pastor of Grace Church of Kendall and in 1997 he founded Metro Life Church in Doral, Florida, with his wife, Mary Alessi. Today he enjoys doing ministry with the help and involvement of his son Christopher, and three daughters, Stephanie, Lauren and Gabrielle. Under his leadership, Metro Life Church has two growing campuses, a vibrant and innovative online campus, and a brand new podcast, as well as local and global outreaches through its Big Serve ministries.

Steve serves his local community as a member on the Doral and Faith Based Charities Advisory Committee and is the Chaplain of the Doral Police Department. He also enjoys the fellowship of his Pastor, Mike Hayes, and the Churches in Covenant (CIC Network) in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the Champions Network with Pastor Joel Osteen.

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Mary Alessi


Mary Alessi is a singer/songwriter/author ( whose passion is to lead people to God through worship.
Her commitment to worship has compelled her to record four music projects which include “Whatever it Takes,” “More,” “When Women Worship,” and “Pressing On.”
Her work in Christian music has been recognized by her peers when her song, “Great Grace” was nominated for a Dove Award by the Gospel Music Association.

She serves as co-Pastor at Metro Life Church in Doral and Dadeland, along with her husband, Steve. Together they are the proud parents of four adult children who serve alongside of them in leadership. As a leader and primary songwriter for Metro Life Worship, having recently released their first EP “Revive”, she is now helping to lay the foundation for a new generation of worship leaders.