LATIN AMERICA

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.

About

The application process is open to Portuguese and Spanish-speaking applicants. There are more than 50 partner 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 plantadores.org. 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.

Church Planter

Are you 28 or older, planning to plant in the next 18 months, and formally affirmed by your local church? This process will assess your strengths and weaknesses for planting.

Spanish: click here
Portugues: click here

Existing Church

Are you 28 years or older and pastoring a church that wants to join Acts 29? This track will assess whether your church can partner with Acts 29.

Spanish: click here
Portugues: click here

Events

january, 2023

Find a Church

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!

Staff

FRANCISCO BENDFELDT

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.

ALEJANDRO URREA

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.

CRISTIANO GASPAR

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.

MARIANNA CALVO

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.

JUAN HERNANDEZ

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.

OSCAR MORALES

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.

PABLO DI GILIO

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.

Contact Us

Spanish Enquiries: americalatina@acts29.com

Portuguese Enquiries: atos29brasil@acts29.com