Daniel Santander

La Iglesia en Johnson Ferry, Georgia
Lead Church Planter
Marietta Georgia
La Iglesia en Johnson Ferry
August 3

About My Family

My sweet wife, Carolina, and I have been married for 16 years. We have three children: Juliana (13), Sami (11) and Lucas (10). I’m originally from Ecuador but grew up in Argentina where I met my wife, who is from Chile. Needless to say, our kids are American.

Juli and Sami are bilingual, and Lucas has made up his mind that English is his language. We love the beach. Anna Maria Island is our favorite spot. Caro does CrossFit and dreams about going to Madison, Wis., to watch them live. I'm a big soccer fan. My team is Atlanta United FC (ATLUTD), and I would love to see Messi play in real life. Juli is a volleyball player, meanwhile Sami is still trying to catch his first snook, and Lucas will start his YouTube channel at any time. We all love milanesas. If you are not sure what they are, Google them. You will love them too!

About My Church Plant

I had the great opportunity to serve as a pastor in a very missions-minded church here in Atlanta, Ga., ministering among Hispanics. God used a ministry transition to burden our hearts for the second and third generations of Hispanic-Americans. These young couples understand Spanish and speak English, but are Latinos at heart. They are unique in that they connect well with other internationals because of their language and warm culture; but at the same time, they are disconnected from church since they don’t fit well in either the Anglo or the Spanish-speaking church. They are lost in translation!

God gave us a vision for a dynamic, kingdom-minded church where the nations love to come here in North Atlanta. We like to say we are a church for the nations with a Latino flavor.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.


Pray for wisdom as we seek God's direction about re-location and God's provision of a facility to rent. Pray for our church to be faithful and bold in sharing the gospel and loving our community. Pray for God's protection over our leadership team, their marriages and families. Pray that Jesus' name will be made known among the international community in North Atlanta. Pray for young couples taking leadership roles in our church plant.


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