I finished TMS in 2017 and we came back to our home church in Madrid in order to serve them. But after some time, God make clear the need to plant a sound biblical church in Madrid. We started praying for it. As a result, we planned to start the church planting in the summer of 2019. But the Lord had other plans, as Aida was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2019. So, we postponed the church planting plans and fought her cancer. Aida was given a clean bill on Jan 2020. We praised God and started thinking about the church plant again. But as I was attending ShepCon 2020, I got a phone call that Aida was rushed into the ER. In less than 24 hours the Lord called her to glory. Praise God for salvation.
So, Aida’s graduation meant that church planting without her was not an option. Our kids, Marcos (2004), Olimpia (2007), Mateo (2016), and Alexia (2017), need to be shepherd through our grief. So, I started praying again, along with other men. And the Lord brought us to Pontevedra (NW of Spain). I am assisting the pastor of the church (a fellow Berea Seminary professor). My new role, since Sept 2020, is to help with preaching and training men, at our local church (as well as other likeminded churches around).
Since 2017 I am also training men at Berea Seminary, located in Leon (3-hour drive from Pontevedra). It is a TMAI school. You may find more info at www.berea.es and www.gracechurch.org/berea
I serve as a professor and also with some admin duties. We currently have students from Spain, Portugal, France, and Germany. Most of them are pastor or they fill some preaching duties. We train pastors to serve the local church in Spain. We serve the local church. That’s our goal. We currently have two programs: Expository Preaching (3-year program), Bible and Theology (3-year program – you have to be an Expository grad to continue with Bible and Theology). We have currently shy of forty students and over 40 grads, serving in the local church around Spain.
Titus 2:1 "But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.”
This verse gave me headaches for many years. Was I preaching “the things which are fitting for sound doctrine”? My theological framework stands firm, rooted in the Word, after my three years at TMS. I thank God for the call to be a preacher. I love investing time in teaching and discipling people so that they can grasp the greatness of our Father. This is my call and my passion: to preach Christ.
May His Name be glorified!
If you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com