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

Parenting And Family

How to Teach Your Kids to Finish Well (Even When You Face Your Own Challenges) S5 E10

March 22, 2023

When a parent faces a challenge, so do the children. Chris Alessi and Stephanie Muiña interview their dad, Steve Alessi, and reveal the powerful lessons they learned during his comeback from a devastating heart attack.

Personal Growth And Better Living

Rainbows and Recovery: Can Strong Women Help Each Other Heal After Tragedy Strikes? | S5 E9

March 15, 2023

Rainbows, tears and strength....Mary Alessi welcomes two long-time friends and staff members to share how you can overcome your "42 moments" by connecting with strong friends!

Personal Growth And Better Living

How The Right Team Can Help Revive Your Dream (Even When It Almost Died) | S5 E8

March 8, 2023

The Alessis bring in some dedicated members of their staff to talk about their toughest moments - so that you and your team can come back from any setback!

Personal Growth And Better Living

How Real Friends Help You Bounce Back from Disaster (aka the Legend of the Smoking Bird) | S5 E7

March 1, 2023

Who can you trust when everything goes wrong? Two lifelong friends - Steve Alessi and David Martinez - share how real friendships can help you overcome your toughest moments.

New Parents, Old School Parenting: What's The Best Way? | S5 E6

Feb. 22, 2023

Should new parents adopt new parenting styles - or is old school the best? Stephanie Muiña sits down with her mom Mary Alessi to talk about how parenthood has changed, and what hasn't changed at all!

Parenting And Family

Parent = Friend? Emotions, Identity and What Your Kids Actually Deal With at School | S5 E5

Feb. 15, 2023

What's the proper response when your kids are overwhelmed by emotions? Be a friend - or something else? Mary Alessi sits down with her daughter Lauren to help you guide your kids at school and at home.

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.