Ray Sanchez

Iglesia Agua Viva Yucaipa, California
Lead Church Planter
Yucaipa California
Iglesia Agua Viva Yucaipa
November 30

About My Family

Hi, everyone. My name is Ray Sanchez, and this is my wife, Laura. We have been married 28 years. We are residents of Yucaipa, Calif., and have been for 11 years. We have four children, ages 26 through 21, all grown up and on their own. We also have four grandkids who are a joy to be around.

About My Church Plant

We have been called to plant a Spanish-speaking church in Yucaipa. This calling has been on our lives for many years, and God has allowed it to finally happen. Having lived in Mexico for about 12 years, and meeting my wife there, gives us an advantage in ministering to the needs of Hispanic people while still understanding American culture. We feel privileged to be able to serve and are excited to see what God will do through this ministry.

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.


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


Consider sending individual or volunteer teams to support our plant. Please connect with us directly to see what resources we may be in need of as well.
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: 0IN6CG-Sanchez,Ray