Edwin Pacheco

Redemption Church, New York
Lead Church Planter
Brooklyn New York
Redemption Church
November 8

About My Family

Edwin and Melinda were born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. They met as teenagers and knew the Lord had called them to do life and ministry together for the rest of their lives. On June 23, 2001, they got married and now are the proud parents of Isabella and Heather. Their life call is to see healthy churches planted among the urban poor that will serve to bring renewal to families, communities and cities.

About My Church Plant

We believe in God's power to transform and renew broken communities and to restore relationships. Red Hook is a community in need of this kind of restoration. Once considered to be the crack capital of the U.S., it has a history of crime, drugs, poverty, broken homes, fatherlessness, racism and socio-economic divides. However, the presence and ministry of Redemption Church in this community has and continues to bring hope to many families in need of the life transforming power of the gospel.

More than 20,000 residents live in Red Hook, which is 43 percent Hispanic and 36 percent Black/African American. Sixty-seven percent of children come from fatherless homes. These and other issues prevalent among urban-poor communities are why we planted Redemption Church in Red Hook.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Support Edwin Pacheco

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.


–For our core team, who labors every day to share the gospel and be a live expression of love.
–For the missions teams who will be coming to serve alongside us this summer.
–For laborers to join in the mission of reaching Red Hook.
–For unity among the hipsters and the hood.
–For new converts to come to Christ.


Pray for us every opportunity you have. Send missions teams to NYC to serve. Commit as partners with the church plant. Help share our story and our need for partners.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: 010226-Pacheco,Edwin