What church are you serving in at present?

Bridge Christian Fellowship

Briefly describe your testimony of coming to Christ:

I was born and raised in a Christian family. By age six, I made a profession of faith, was baptized, and had memorized much more of the Scriptures than I could chew.

My faith remained puerile until the fullness of the Gospel flooded my soul at 17. It was a simple presentation of the Gospel, one which you and I are very familiar with. But the Gospel is anything but simple; it is replete with life, resurrection power, and the Spirit, it shatters death’s robust grip.

In that moment, I glimpsed the beauty of God’s love and the true worth and value of my soul. Great joy and hope followed, propelling me to deepen my faith, my walk, my love for Him and for the world.

Briefly describe your understanding of God’s calling on your life:

Overtime, it has become clear to me, and to those who know me best, that God has called me to proclaim the Gospel and to edify the church.

God has gifted me, through His spirit, with a heart for evangelism, a love for and insight into the Scriptures, and a passion for intimate worship. Wholeness, justice, and holiness are among the things I am striving for, and love empowering and equipping my brothers and sisters in that great calling of ours: to be conformed to the image of the Jesus Christ.

I aim to minister from a place of integrity, authenticity, and humility. I am excited to see where the Spirit of God leads me in the missional path he has me on.

How did you come to the Free Methodist Church?

At the time of my studies in seminary, my church family was a non-denominational house church.

As a result of the instructions I received, the discussions I had with fellow students, and the various theological assignments I worked through, it was apparent to me that there were too many exclusive campsites in the Christian international park. I had a very strong sense of needing to find an ecclesiastical and theological home that is healthy and inclusive.

Rev. Jose Castillo has been instrumental in introducing us to the Free Methodist church and its strong tradition of valuing the facets of the Gospel that sadly too many neglect. What attracted me the most was its vision and mission of unleashing the wholeness proclaimed to us in the Gospel into diverse areas of social and cultural brokenness.