I have been forever changed by the people and truth I’ve encountered at Beltway Park. I am so honored to be a part of a church body who seeks first The Kingdom of God in all that they do!
I come from a long line—four generations worth—of pastors, church planters and missionaries and grew up church planting with my parents in various countries. We are originally from Brazil and I’m not quite sure how The Lord was kind enough to bring a gal from Rio to the small town of Abilene, TX, but there is just no other place I’d rather be. The Lord called me to ministry my junior year of high school, shortly after my parents divorced. Ministry was always something I ran from because I didn’t want to just assume I was going to be in the “family business,” if you will. So even after being called, I still wanted to chase after the things I thought were dreams of mine and I figured ministry would happen at some point in my life... my way later life!
I came to Abilene to attend Hardin-Simmons University, pursue a Vocal Performance degree, and afterwards, an Opera career. I had a wonderful time at HSU and The Lord truly used my years there to develop different gifts and callings He had in store for me. My sophomore year the Lord stirred my heart in ways I hadn’t anticipated and all of a sudden, I hated the thought of doing anything other than ministry. My senior year of college the Lord brought me to Beltway Park as an intern.
Interning at Beltway was something I very much so stumbled into, but something The Lord very much so ordained. I came to Beltway a broken and confused follower of Jesus. I had no true concept of who God the Father was even though I had grown up in the church my whole life. I didn’t understand what loving Jesus really meant, and I had absolutely no grasp on the power and authority we have as children of God through the Holy Spirit. I walked through so much freedom in my first year of interning and prayed with all of my heart that my time at Beltway would not be over.
After graduating from HSU, Beltway offered me a Second Year Internship. A little under a year later, the Lord provided even more than I could have dreamed or imagined with a position as a Groups Pastor here in April 2017. Life and titles have changed a bit since then, but I continue to be in awe of how The Lord uses the underdog, the under qualified, and the hungry to further advance His Kingdom.
I married my husband, Jonathan, at Beltway Park in August of 2018. We dream of seeing The Kingdom of God and His perfect reign over all things here on earth, miraculous healings, and incredible amounts of salvation. We are dedicating our lives to partner with Him and experience the completion of His will here in our city, our nation, and all over the world. More Info