I was born in the city of Arequipa, Perú, in 1957, where I studied and also went to military high school. At the age of 16 I decided to travel to Argentina to pursue university studies. And I did, I studied 4 years to become an electrical technician, and 6 years of electrical engineering at the Technical University. In the year 1978, during the World Soccer Championship in this country, a group of foreigners (Youth with a Mission) was in the city of Córdoba, where I lived, sharing the gospel of Jesus. Through this group I became a Christian and accepted the Lord in a local church, where a visiting pastor ministered to me, even though at first I had been reluctant to go forward. I continued to be discipled through the YWAM group, and grew in the Word of God; in those days I read the Bible many hours a day, and grew stronger as the days went by. Three months later, being part of a church, I worked as an usher at an evangelistic campaign, where brother Daniel Altare preached. At that time, I met my future wife, Evelyn Saint,  who was singing in the choir of 100 voices.

When I was 25, and she 23, we were married, in 1982, always considering that our lives were to serve the Lord. Today we have three children, Ariel (a boy), 23, studies Communications in the University here; Nathalie, 19,  and Sebastian, 16, are in highschool. Once, in 1980, at a men’s retreat in 1980, pastor Churruarin, who has a prophetic ministry, prophesied over me, saying that the Lord was calling me to serve him in the pastorate. That was not the only word I received then. In 1987, being at Lake Valley, the Conference Center my parents-in-law had founded in the mountains of Cordoba, a pastor from Buenos Aires, Miguel Robles, also told me that the Lord was calling me to the pastorate, and he told me to start studying theology, to start buying Christian books on the pastoral ministry, and to share my calling with three different leaders I considered as spiritual authorities, and then to share it with my pastor. As I shared with the different leaders, they all expressed, “It was time you were aware of your calling.”

Six months later, my pastor resigned, and I found myself co-pastoring that same congregation, then six months after, I became the senior pastor.  To this day I continue with this church. Over the years, God has confirmed all the words He sent through the different people. I am pastoring a congregation of 200 people, now on a main avenue (instead of on a side dirt street): I am an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God (“Ministro ordenado”, the highest ordination, and my wife has the highest ordination for women “Ministro licenciado”).

Our 3 children are active today in our pastorate, for which we are so grateful to the Lord. With my wife we completed a degree in journalism at a Christian University based in Buenos Aires, and we are now starting a three year course on family counseling, through a Christian organization called EIRENE in Buenos Aires. For many years I helped administrate and run Lake Valley, the Conference Center my father-in-law founded. For three years my wife and I had a live radio weekly program on the family in a local Christian FM radio. I have been to many churches in the city of Cordoba and other places giving seminars to young people, couples, and families; with my wife we have written two books, one called “Contigo Pan y Cebolla” (on marriage), published by Editorial Vida (Spanish Zondervan in Miami), and “Qué Mojada está el agua” by Editorial Logos, in Argentina. We have published a series of articles and materials that are being used in different parts of our province. I preach frequently in local churches, and also in the AG Bible Institute; presently I am the Secretary of the Pastoral Council of the city of Córdoba; with my wife we are presently teaching at the new Chaplainry school that started in our city two years ago on pastoral counseling.