Village Hispanic Pastor
Mauricio serves the Hispanic Ministry at Village since 2005 along with his wife Aleida and their five children. It is a privilege and joy to be a part of Village with his entire family.
God called Mauricio to serve in full-time ministry when the family was living in Vancouver, Canada. He had the opportunity to be part of the formation of one of the largest Hispanic churches in Canada in 1988, and God used that time to form, teach, and prepare him for ministry. The Rivas family asked the Lord what His plans were for them, and He called Mauricio to prepare himself; to study His Word in a deeper way. They moved to Guatemala, where Mauricio graduated from SETECA, a seminary extension of Dallas Seminary, with an emphasis in Biblical Teaching. He is now in the process of obtaining a degree in Missions.
It is Mauricio’s and the Rivas family’s passion to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Hispanic community, to edify the saints through Biblical teaching, and challenge the body of Christ to proclaim the gospel. Psalm 27:4
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and enquire in his temple.”