Rafael was born and raised in the city of Bayamón, on a small island called Puerto Rico. Following God’s calling, he moved to Texas in 1997 where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in 2001. He served God from 2003 to 2013 as a traveling evangelist using creative arts to preach the gospel all across the USA and in over 14 countries around the world. In 2014 God brought him to Fielder as a Children’s Pastor and later opened the door for him to lead the Spanish ministry at the Pioneer Campus.
Rafi has been married to Marilyn for over 25 years and they are parents to 3 children so far. Some of his favorite things are: baseball, American football, western movies, ice cream, pizza, being at home, and laughing.