Obed Valenzuela

Iglesia Bautista Amor Triunfante,
Lead Church Planter
Iglesia Bautista Amor Triunfante
August 26
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About My Family

I’m Obed Valenzuela, a missionary and pastor ordained in a Baptist church in Oklahoma, where I was a missionary for 14 years. I started 10 Spanish-speaking churches in Texas and Oklahoma. I am Mexican and have been happily married to Norma, my wife for 20 years. I have an adopted daughter, Nínive Corina, and three grandchildren, Nínive Krystal, Adrian and Norberto.

About My Church Plant

We have been sent to Canada by RED 1:8 Church Planting Network from the United States. Our mission is to start churches to reach the Spanish-speaking community with the gospel and to draw those who do not yet know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Through God’s guidance, we have settled in Mississauga and focused our efforts on seeking a place to worship and gather together with the Spanish community, specifically from the area of Mississauga and its surroundings. We believe the preparation of new leaders in the church is one of the most biblical ways to plant churches and that establishing new congregations is the best way on earth to spread the gospel. Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) needs God’s witnesses to start preaching centers where people can have an encounter with God and be transformed.

NAMB Church Planting

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Pray that God will help us to form leaders who serve in His church by discipling, preaching and serving in the community. Pray that God will supply the resources for the first five years of the church plant. Pray that we will reach new families with our summer VBS.


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