Jorge Osorio (1949-2008) – Founder
Jorge was the founder and Executive Director of Hispanics for Christ. He trained leaders and planted churches among Hispanics in South, Central and North America. Jorge passed away unexpectedly in Guatemala City in 2008 while exploring the opportunities for planting new churches there. His influence will continue on through the men and women he raised up in the churches he planted and through the Board of Directors of Hispanics for Christ who shared his passion for church planting.
Geoff Hartt – Executive Director
Hispanics for Christ
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A
Geoff Hartt co-founded Hispanics for Christ with Jorge Osorio in 2004. He has planted churches and trained pastors in Mexico, South America, and Africa. His wife, Lori, and his youngest daughter live in Wilsonville. He also serves as a pastor for The Table, a North American Baptist church in Wilsonville.
Ricardo Ayala – Field Coordinator
East Side Community Church
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Ricardo Ayala is from El Salvador and immigrated to the United States in 1974. Shortly afterwards, he accepted Christ as his Savior and studied at the Hispanic Bible School in Chicago. Through the ministry of the Baptist General Conference, he helped establish several churches in and around the city of Chicago. He was one of the founders and the director of programming of Radio Esperanza, Moody Radio’s Spanish broadcast. For twenty years, Ricardo served as pastor of Community Christian Church of Chicago. Recently, he jointed Hispanics for Christ Ministries, and is currently pastor of both the English and Hispanic congregations at East Side Community Church, a new church plant on the east side of Chicago. Ricardo and his wife, Nancy, live in Chicago and have three children.
Tony Campos – Field Coordinator
Casa de Luz
Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
Tony Campus brings almost fifteen years of ministry experience to the team. He has worked in various ministries in Central America, his native Mexico, and the United States. He has overseen social service programs such as children’s homes and Samaritan’s Purse, planted new churches, formed pastors’ fellowships, and served as pastor of Casa de Luz. Tony also teaches at the Bible Training Center for Pastors in Sacramento. Tony and his wife, Fabiola, have three children.
Paco Damian – Field Coordinator
At the age of seventeen, Paco began to get involved in the youth ministry at his church. After serving as a leader for six years, and finishing his university studies in architecture, God called him to study at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina. In 2004, God put a desire in Paco’s heart to start Fusion Ministries, together with Israel Contreras. Fusion Ministries is a church-planting ministry established in the state of Queretaro in central Mexico. God has permitted them to establish their first church, with a vision to continue planting throughout the region, motivating other pastors in the area to plant churches. Paco is married to Shawna and they have two children.
Eduardo Buldain – Field Coordinator
Church Planting, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
At home, Eduardo was taught that Christianity was just a religion. When he was fifteen years old, he assisted at a musical activity where he heard the Gospel in a clear way for the first time and received Christ as his personal Savior. He studied the Word of God each day, and after three years decided to study at a Bible Institute. It was there that he heard God’s call for his life, to serve Him by planting churches. For more than thirty years, Eduardo has been doing this all across Argentina. He has taught church planting at Word of Life Bible Institute in Buenos Aires and mentored many young pastors. Eduardo started Ministerio de Fundacion Iglesias to facilitate his work, and in 2009 began the Pastor’s Training Institute in Buenos Aires. His website is Fundacion de Iglesias.
Antonio Lopez – Field Coordinator
South Calgary Community Church Hispanic Ministries
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Antonio has planted and served churches in central Oregon and has worked in Hispanic radio. He currently serves as senior pastor of Vivos en Cristo and teaches at the Hispanics for Christ’s Bible Training Center for Pastors in Portland.
Alcides Gonzales – Field Coordinator
Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica Florida
San Lorenzo, Paraguay
Alcides completed studies at Word of Life Bible Institute in Buenos Aires in 1992. He started out overseeing local Bible clubs in Paraguay and became the pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica Florida in 1995. In 2010 he starteed an orphanage to serve a needy community, and is now focusing on planting new churches across Paraguay.
David Ibarra – Field Coordinator
Iglesia Jesucristo Mi Esperanza
David has spent more than fifteen years planting churches across central and northern Argentina. He serves as pastor of Iglesia Jesucristo Mi Esperanza, while training pastors and continuing his focus on planting new churches.