Gio & May
“During my childhood at the age of 6, I have the memory of my father and my uncle leading worship, teaching me discipline, love of music and service to God. Through the years, worship, music and serving God became my passion, and I received my calling in worship. I met my wife May five years ago. She is the daughter of a missionary family in Venezuela that share the same heart and desire to serve God. From the beginning of our relationship, we shared the same call. We did not know where or how it would work , but we trusted that God would reveal it to us at the time and that his Holy Spirit would guide us in his will.
Today, God confirms our call, as a family of four; Edrey who is 10 years old and little princess Keyren, who is 1 year old. We praise and worship the Lord our God, who in his wonderful wisdom brought us to Lighthouse Church where He would define our calling and dedication to the ministry. We take as our standard Joshua 24:25 “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord,” even if the world disagrees, we will serve the Lord.
We feel our ministry is:
*Sharing to the world the gospel of salvation and the soon return of our Redeemer
*Bringing the church through his Holy Spirit to full worship.
To us, worship to our Heavenly Father is coming into intimacy with Him, recognizing Him in all aspects of our lives and letting His light be a reflection in our faces. We shout loudly that we live for the one and only King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.”
Manuel, better known as "Manny" was born in Northern Mexico, but at the age of three God relocated his family to a small town in Arkansas where he grew up and came to know Jesus Christ. Since 2000, Manny has returned to Mexico, serving God in various types of ministries.
He joined with Christian Outreach International in Chihuahua, Mexico and assisted as a team leader, supervising teams that would come down on mission trips. The mission trips would include projects like serving local orphanages, building projects, performing street evangelism, performing drama and sporting outreach events and even teaching ESL to professionals, all in an effort to share the gospel with others.
He later joined Capital City Baptist Church in Mexico City and served as the Youth Pastor for several years and still visits on occasion. Once he moved to Playa del Carmen, he served on the launching committee for the first Lighthouse Church in Playa del Carmen and then assisted in the launch of Lighthouse Church Tulum.
He is the father of Kadin (11) and Asher (8) and currently serving as the Associate Pastor for Lighthouse Church. Manny's passion is in discipleship training and equipping people to serve God with Excellence.
"Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
- Matthew 28:18