Jose Torres has accepted the invitation to be the new Youth Director for the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor Torres comes to us from the Lake Region Conference where he has been serving as a fulltime pastor in the African American Churches in Fort Wayne and Marion, Indiana where he was serving as the Pathfinder Executive Coordinator for the conference. Since graduating from the Seminary, Jose has been involved in mission trips and several evangelist meetings in the United States and outside in places like Lima, Peru and the Dominican Republic.
Pastor Jose Torres is an ordained minister, has a Masters of Divinity degree from Andrews and a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix and as well as four units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He served as a youth pastor and as a Chaplain in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jose’s experience includes leading out in many ministries that are key to the church, pastoral ministry, evangelism ministry, Pathfinder ministry, Young Adult ministry and even Chaplaincy ministry. We strong believe that the Lord uses Pastor Torres and his wife Zoey to impact the lives of thousands of young people in our Conference.
Talking with Pastor Jose Torres he said, “I see youth ministry as an important ministry. Part of youth ministry is discipleship and soul winning so we will endeavor to point our young people to Christ and build relationships with them. My wife Zoey and I are the proud parent of two beautiful kids a boy Javan (age 9) and a girl, Adrialyz (age 2), as a family we love youth work.” Jose says his first tasks will be to form relationships with the youth leaders in the conference, working with parents to make sure that our youth program is continuing as smoothly as possible. He is excited to come to Minnesota.
Pastor Jose Torres is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. He said “I loves reading, electronics, playing basketball, camping, biking, traveling, photography, videography, and just having fun. We are looking forward to settling in our new ministry here in Minnesota”. Please join us as we welcome Jose, Zoey, Javan and Adrialyz. May God bless this family as they begin their Ministry.
Brian K. Mungandi, Vice President for Administration
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