Grace has a wonderful team of leaders who love God, and serve His church with all their hearts.
I believe God has blessed me to lead the three things I love most.
As the Lead Pastor and Founding Pastor of Grace of Bel Air, the vision for Grace came out of a God-given call that touched the very core of my life. The core of who I am embraces the Spirit-filled way of following Jesus and passionately pursues helping families build their lives on the words and teaching of Jesus. Leading people to experience the life changing power of Jesus' love and grace brings great fulfillment to me. My purpose in life is three-fold; to love God with my whole heart, to lead my family with integrity, and to equip the church to expand the presence of Jesus locally and around the world.
My hobbies include anything having to do with God's great outdoors. I particularly enjoy boating, hunting, fishing and lots of summer crabbing in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. My favorite sports teams are the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens. My favorite anytime hobby is being an adventuresome foodie! I love cooking, growing, and eating all the wonderful tasty treats of God's good earth.
We both grew up in the beautiful midwest. We felt called into ministry during our high school years and haven't looked back. After graduating from Central Bible College in 2011 we made the move across the country to Bel Air, Maryland to join the leadership team at Grace. We love our church, and we are whole-heartedly behind its mission. We are passionate about seeing young people discover the love and grace that Jesus abundantly pours out on them. We love to laugh and spend time with our family and friends. We are avid fans of coffee, all things sports, and trips to the beach. Leading, loving, and serving people is what makes us come alive!
Originally I grew up in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Passion for music manifested early in my life and I felt God calling me to minister through that at a young age. I studied full time at Northpoint Bible College and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. A few short months after that, I moved to Bel Air, Maryland where I am now the Worship Pastor at Grace. My passion is to see people experience God and His love through music and to see them grow in a deeper relationship with Him. The love of God through Jesus Christ; this is why I lead. He is why I do what I do.
We met while both serving in Children's Ministry at a church in Baltimore County over 25 years ago. We married, moved to Abingdon, had two awesome boys, and have continued to minister kids and their families. We are very passionate about partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their children, and it is our desire that kids understand God's great love for them and the plan He has for their lives.
We both come from the beautiful enchanted island of Puerto Rico. We are convinced that the Lord brought us to Maryland with great purpose for our Hispanic community. Our passion is to seek the lost and minister and equip solid followers of Christ. Seen the amazing transformation of lives once they make the decision to follow Christ gives us great joy. That is what drives us every day to do what we do for the Lord and provide the excellence in ministry God and his people deserve.
We have two beautiful children, Ricardo and Jonaily. Both are also very actively involved in the ministry.
We enjoy movies, music, visiting the ocean, and especially spending quality time with our children.