God has pursued me from an early age. I was born and raised in El Salvador, where I lived until the age of ten. It was there that the Lord started to work in me by putting the idea of eternity in my heart. I had no answers for what would happen to me after death.
At the age of ten, five of us from my large family (nine total) moved to the United States. After a year in LA, my mom and four sisters moved to Santa Ana, a city in Orange County, California. During this time, I was invited to a new Hispanic Baptist church. I began attending and not too long after. At 13, the Lord called me to salvation at an evangelistic meeting. After my salvation, I felt the fear of death lifted off of me like a weight. I immediately began serving the church in all aspects of ministry, including preaching. I believe God called me then and I pursued full-time ministry.
In 1991, I married my wife Patricia. In 1994, I earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Southwestern College and in 1998, I obtained my M. Div. from Golden Gate Seminary and currently working on my D. Min at Midwestern Seminary (2019). I served in full time ministry from 1995-2001 as a church planter and afterward worked for fourteen years as a full-time teacher. My wife Patricia and I have two grown children who are married, one grandchild, and two adopted children at home.
I enjoy running, books, history, beans, tortillas and coffee.
I have been serving as Campus Pastor for Grace Español since 2015.