Roberto Torres

Iglesia Internacional Vida Nueva en Jesus, Georgia
Lead Church Planter
Forest Park Georgia
Iglesia Internacional Vida Nueva en Jesus
November 2
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About My Family

Ana and I are Hispanic-Americans. We have been married for 34 years and have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. Ana is a native of Puerto Rico, and I was born in Manhattan, N.Y. We live in the city of Forest Park, Ga., and we have been blessed to serve here since 2007.

I am a retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. The military life experience was a challenge and a blessing. Ana and I lived and enjoyed other countries and cultures, which opened our eyes to see the world in a new way. "All people are God's creation and all people need Jesus" (Acts 1:8).

Ana obtained her minister's wife certificate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2013). Presently, I am a D.Min. student and hope to graduate in 2019. Finally, we are so grateful that God has united us to work for His glory.

About My Church Plant

The Iglesia Internacional Vida Nueva en Jesus of Forest Park, Ga., finds itself immersed in a very diverse community. Complex right? But this is part of the reason serving the Lord in this city is so rewarding and exciting. Our city’s Hispanic populace is comprised of eight or more different Central and South American countries. We have a unique opportunity to minister to so many people with different worldviews, cultural backgrounds and traditions. So, our goals are not only to help people who seek a better life (by meeting immediate physical needs) but to help them realize their need for Jesus, which confronts and challenges their culture and traditions.

It is true that our nation’s realities challenge ministry today. However, we are called to serve in a loving and practical way those who come to live in Forest Park, Ga.

NAMB Church Planting

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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.


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