Jorge Rodriguez

Grace Family Church, Illinois
Lead Church Planter
Chicago Illinois
Grace Family Church
July 24
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About My Family

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 9. While living in Miami, Fla., the Lord called me to pastoral ministry. I completed my undergrad and graduate studies at Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill. I have served in pastoral ministry since 2003 in Miami and Chicago as an associate pastor, lead pastor and planter of two churches.

My wife, Belkis, was born in Cuba but had to flee to New York at the age of 12 because of persecution. She earned a B.A. in French and cross-cultural ministries (1994) at Liberty University. She enjoys discipling women and serving alongside me.

We have seen God's grace working in our marriage since 1997 through our three children, Abigail (19), Aviel (18) and Aidan (13), and in our move to Rogers Park in 2015.

About My Church Plant

Grace Family Church is a gospel-centered, diverse, urban community of people in Rogers Park. We boldly proclaim and seek to live out the life-changing message of Jesus Christ among all peoples for the flourishing of our city and the glory of God.

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Pray for the our family as we work together in ministry. Pray God would continue to open relational doors with people, schools and companies from the community so the gospel can be shared. Pray the church will be established and faithfully trust Christ to give the increase as we make disciples of all nations in Rogers Park. Pray the community of Rogers Park would flourish because the kingdom of God is advancing. Pray the Lord brings leaders who can help within the church. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amid attacks from the enemy.


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