Celebrating 22 Years in Pastoral Ministry
Celebrating 22 years in Pastoral Ministry (January 1992 -January 2014). Grateful to God, Dad, Mom, Joanne, Jose III, Joel, my mentors, colleagues in ministry, church Elders, leaders, Conference AY, AYES, & Pathfinder Coordinators, Administrative Assistants, and to so many wonderful children, youth, young adults, and adults whom God have put in our life to make our ministry a blessing. The 22 years have been shared among Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (11 years) Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventist (8.5 years) and the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (2.5 years). Whether it was as a Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor, Adjunct College Professor, or Youth Ministries Director, I have enjoyed each stage, and have realized that even the brief bad moments, and the few who have not been supportive at times, had and continue to have a purpose that ultimately have brought more blessings to life and ministry.
I am also grateful to our church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, despite of its shortcomings (due to the fact that we are all humans), I love our church, and together as a family we look forward to continue to make our church more relevant and active in the salvation of people and in showing the Compassion of Jesus in our communities, cities, nations, and the world till Jesus comes. It is humbling to think that God would use me and our family for this long and that He is ultimately in charge of our ministry today.
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