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RayEstenoz

Ray Estenoz

 



Pastoral Assistant over Hispanic Ministry

Raymundo "Ray" Estenoz was born and raised in Cuba. He came to Christ at 17 years old. From 1995 to 2017 he served as Pastor in the Western Baptist Convention of Cuba.  1997 he married his wife Maria and began a family. Ray then graduated from Havana Baptism Seminary in 1999 and from 2004 he became a professor and director of the Chair of Pastoral Ministry and Theology. In 2007, he founded the Theological Institute of Cuba (ITEC) to train Pastors and leaders around Cuba.

Ray has a Master Degree in the Baptist Seminary of Havana. He has his Certificate of Theology from Moore Theological College. He has his Ph. D. from South Africa Theological Seminary (SATS). He now lives in the East Bay with his wife Maria, and two sons. He has a deep passion to teach the Bible and equip the saints for the work of the ministry. In February 2018 Ray joined  Grace Bible Church and as of August 2018 he works as an Pastoral Assistant over our Hispanic Ministry.

rayestenoz@graceforus.org

 

ben-nissen

Ben Nissen

 

 

 

 Missions & Media Minister

Ben was born and raised in Oregon and attended Multnomah Bible College where he met his wife Kricket. They were married in 1996 and have three children, Bailey, Bradley and Kalvin. Ben graduated from Multnomah with a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies, Theology and Youth Ministry. Ben serves here as the Minister over Media and Technology including our website, video and recording ministries.  Ben also serves by leading our Missions Ministry and teaching classes on Missions and Evanglism. 
bennissen@graceforus.org

michael-sanelli

Michael Sanelli

Worship & Young Adult Minister

Michael was born and raised in the Bay Area. Christ saved him from the life of a Pharisee in the 5th grade. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance at Sac State in 2009. He met his wife Jody through The Youth Group here at Grace and they married in October 2010. After graduating college, the Lord called him to be more deeply involved in ministry. He received his formal training at Grace School of Theology and Ministry as well as at The Cornerstone Seminary, graduating with an M. Div. in 2015. Michael and Jody have two sons, Malachi and Jadon. Michael previously lead our Jr. High Ministry and now serves as the Minister of Worship and Young Adult Ministries. He desires to continue to grow under the leadership of the Elders and minister the gospel of grace wherever Christ may have him.

michaelsanelli@graceforus.org