James Alexander Elisar Hopkins was born on February 4, 1994 in Everett, Washington and passed away on May 1, 2016 at Palouse Falls State Park in Washington in a swimming accident. He grew up in the Lake Goodwin area and attended Lakewood schools until the age of 12 when the family moved to the Snohomish area. There he attended Centennial Middle School and Snohomish High School where he graduated in 2012. Alex was very active in high school, participating in the MCJROTC program all four years, serving as both XO and CO his senior year. He also was an avid runner, participating in both track and cross country where he served as captain his junior and senior years. Alex served faithfully at Bethany Christian Assembly where he attended his entire life. He exhibited a strong work ethic, willing to work any job and also volunteered much of his time to family and friends whenever his help was needed.
Alex loved adventures! He was always hiking and exploring new places, especially in the mountains. He appreciated God's creation and felt especially close to Him there. One of his greatest joys was to bring his friends with him and introduce them to his way of adventuring.
The way Alex lived his life clearly demonstrated his heart for service and ministry. He was very purposeful and intentional in the way he spent his time. He understood the value of relationships and invested his heart and time into a large circle of meaningful friendships. In following Jesus' example of unconditional love and acceptance, Alex modeled that to his friends and family by demonstrating selfless love, always endeavoring to live out his faith authentically. He made no excuses for who he was but knew that God would use him as he was. It truly was his desire to serve God and others, both by preparing for the future in pursuing the goal of credentialed minister and also serving as a firefighter/EMT.
Alex' legacy lives on in his friends and family whose lives he impacted. The purpose of sponsoring this event is to honor him and his legacy and to let others know that they can share the same faith in Jesus that was the foundation of Alex' life.
If you would like to know more about sharing that same faith in Jesus, listed below is the contact information for just two of many churches that would love to connect with you.
CANYON CREEK CHURCH 425-582-2366
14616 35th Ave SE Mill Creek, WA 98012
BETHANY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY 425-339-3303
2715 Everett Ave. Everett, WA 98201