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Highland Baptist Church Español, Oregon
Lead Church Planter
Redmond Oregon
Highland Baptist Church Español
August 9

About My Family

God has wonderfully blessed my life with my beautiful wife and my adorable 5-month-old daughter. I have been married for nearly two years, and yet it seems like God has given us 20 years worth of many good memories and experiences in our ministry and family life.

Our favorite hobby is spending time together, drinking coffee and having deep conversations about God, life and ministry. I can not imagine my life without the support and presence of my wife and daughter.

About My Church Plant

I'm privileged to minister to the Hispanic community. Anyone who is aware of the demographic trends knows that the Hispanic community has an incredible potential to advance the work of Christ in this country, continent and the world. That's one of the ideas from which I get my motivation and convictions to do the work I'm doing.

I started planting this church nearly two years ago. Since the beginning I knew that forming relationships was the best way to contact potential members. So in my first months, I went to the parks and met a couple of people whose friendship opened many doors to minister to other families.

So we began with a Bible study with the few people I had met, and then we transitioned to a sort of whole service, and that's the path we have been following. The church has been growing, slowly but surely.

NAMB Church Planting

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