A pastor is to lead the body of Christ through a clear and systematic teaching of God's word. The purpose of teaching God's word is to build up believers in the love of Christ and equip them for every good work. As the body of Christ is built up and equipped for works of ministry, the good news of Christ will spread through evangelism and missions.
From the time that I trusted Christ, I have had a deep desire and passion to share God's word with everyone I come into contact with. Over the last 15 years God has provided me various roles in ministry. He has made it clear to me and has confirmed it through the body of Christ, that He has given me the gifts of pastor/teacher, service, mercy, encouragement and compassion. Because of these God-given passions, I have responded to the call to full-time service to the Lord and to His church.
I was born in 1973 in San Diego, California, the middle son of three boys. I trusted Christ at the age of 11 and within a year I led my entire family to the Lord. From the moment that I placed my trust in Christ, I felt the clear call of God upon my life to full-time ministry. At the age of 21, I left California to assist in a church plant in Newport News, Virginia. While in Virginia, I met my wife Christy, and we were married in June of 1997. Christy and I returned to California in 1998 to begin my undergraduate studies at Southern California Seminary, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry in 2001. A short time later, Christy and I moved to Dallas, Texas where I currently attend Dallas Theological Seminary and will receive my Master of Theology (Th.M.) with an emphasis in Systematic Theology in May of 2007. The Lord has blessed us with one son, Micah Kainoa Torres, who celebrated his first birthday in March of 2006.
Bible Training Centre For Pastors And Church Leaders
Certificate of Completion
Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, California
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies,
Emphasis in Pastoral Ministries, 2001
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