Alfie Stewart is a former Portadown and Glentoran footballer he was brought up in Maghera and his life was centred around football. Growing up he viewed himself as a Protestant, but it was a Protestantism in name only. In his teens he lived a life centred around alcohol and partying, and shunned all invitations to go along to church. However, God placed many people in his life to show him his need to be saved.