The Acts 29 Latin America Network spans from Mexico to Brazil in a region consists of over 600 million people, 35 countries, and five different main languages.


The Acts 29 Latin America network was formalized in 2014 and is led by Francisco Bendfeldt, based in Guatemala City.

The application process is open to Portuguese and Spanish-speaking applicants. There are almost 50 member churches in the Latin American network including churches in Guatemala, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil, among others. There are also many other churches associated with our work who are in the process of becoming members.

The Network has many different ways of training pastors and church planters, including the online platform Additionally in Brazil we have two church-planting residencies in the cities of Rio and São Paulo.

Join us in prayer that the Gospel would continue to bear fruit in Latin America as we seek to plant healthy churches centered on Jesus.


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As a family of church-planting churches we are about one thing: church planting. We exist to encourage, resource, facilitate, support and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches!



Network Director | Latin America

Francisco began his ministry as a teenager and during the last 20 years has preached in several countries around the world. He is the lead pastor of Casa de Libertad in Guatemala City and has a passion to reach others with the Gospel through church planting. He lives in Guatemala with his wife Carol and his 4 children.


Global Assessment Coordinator

Alejandro is the assessment coordinator for Latin America, and is part of the Global Team. He lives in Guatemala City with his family.


Region Director | Brazil

Cristiano is planting Comunidade Batista Macaé, a new church in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cristiano serves as a leader in the Projeto Plantador church planting residency. Cristiano has a Bachelors In Business Management. He is married to Edna, and the father of Mariana and Alice.


Assistant to the Network Director | Latin America

Marianna is the event coordinator for Latin America. She is also a staff member for Casa de Libertad in Guatemala city. Marianna moved from her native Costa Rica in 2016 to join Casa de Libertad and work in full time ministry.


Region Director | South America

Juan began his pastoral ministry in 2010. He is the lead pastor of Rescue Mission Church in Colombia where, along with the other three pastors, he helps to run a church-based seminary that trains 400 students at no cost. He lives in Barranquilla with his wife, Angie, and his daughter, Sarita.

Heynar Muñoz

Assistant to the Region Director | Andine Region

Heynar is married to Nina and they have two daughters, Luisa and Laura; He is a lawyer, studied theology and pastoral ministry at John MacArthur's ELIDEX Speakers Institute, and is completing his Master of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was Pastor of the Renacer Baptist Church of Bogotá for several years, but he moved with his family to the city of Cali, Colombia where he has been planting the Evangelio & Vida Church a few months ago.


Region Director | Central America

Oscar is part of the leadership in Iglesia Reforma Guatemala, and also servers in the worship and counseling ministry. He is married to Regina, and is the father of Oscar Alejandro and Ana Sofia.


Region Director | Mexico & Caribbean

After growing up as a missionary kid and then serving as a missionary for 5 years, God called him to plant Vertical Connection Church in Querétaro, Mexico. After establishing an elder team at Vertical Connection, Pablo, along with his family and a core team, left to plant LUMINA also in Querétaro.

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