Joe Concepcion Guzman

Iglesia Bautista Gracias sobre Gracia, Utah
Lead Church Planter
Provo Utah
Iglesia Bautista Gracias sobre Gracia
September 21

About My Family

Joe Concepción was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico in 1987. He was saved at 19 in the Iglesia Bautista la Gracia in Yauco. Soon after being discipled by the pastor and leaders, he began teaching the gospel to new believers. He felt called to ministry in 2010 and received the call to come to Utah to begin a church plant in 2014. He began as an intern in Iglesia Bautista Roca de Los Siglos in Salt Lake City and is currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Provo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico and is currently working toward his M.Div. in Spanish. In 2013 he married Selene Jenoe of México City. They currently reside in the Provo-Orem metro area, where they started a Hispanic church. They currently don’t have children, but they are planning to have a family, God willing.

About My Church Plant

They started with one family and now they are like eight families in the church. They are serving and spreading the gospel (knocking on doors) in Provo and  Orem, Utah, one of the hardest places in which to start a church. When starting a church, it is important to pray without ceasing. That’s what we are doing, and we are seeing the fruit! Pray so that we can see a revival in this city, a city that is held captive by sin and false doctrines. Pray for Iglesia Bautista Gracia sobre Gracia and the other churches we want to plant nearby. Pray for the people who follow false gospels, such as Mormonism. 

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Pray for the glory of God in this valley of dry bones. Pray for me and my wife; We want to glorify God through our marriage. Pray for the families of the church. Pray for the lost Hispanic people in Provo and Orem. Pray for more holiness in God people.


Pray for missionaries and the leadership of all Southern Baptist organizations. Help Hispanic leaders. Connect us with churches who can support us and churches whom we can help.
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