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Israel Suarez

Founding Pastor of Misión Nueva Vida (NewLife Hispanic Mission) and Developer of the “College Park-Hyattsville Latino Initiative and Incubator” Together with 8 Other Pastors

Work Experience

Oct 2013Present

New Church Planter

College Park/Mowatt United Methodist Churches (301) 345-1010

Position: Pastor and New Church Planter

Description: To conduct a series of Hispanic Missional Interventions in the area of College Park / Mowatt UMCs and Hyattsville area to develop a strategic plan to establish a new Hispanic Latino Initiative and Incubator.

Aug 2013Mar 2014

Youth Pastor

Epworth United Methodist Church

Position: Youth Pastor

Description: To offer spiritual guidance and leadership in the areas of youth discipleship and outreach Greater Washington District of the Baltimore Washington Conference.

Aug 2013Oct 2013

New Church Explorer

Baltimore Washington Conference

Position: New Church Explorer

Description: To explore the potential for a New Hispanic Church in the Greater Washington District and to articulate a strategic plan for its establishment

Jan 2001Jun 2013

Assistant Pastor

On Eagle's Wings United Methodist Church (407) 346-9988

Position: Assistant Pastor

Description: To perform evangelistic, discipleship and preaching tasks, and to substitute the Pastors in their absence

Jul 2009Jun 2013

Sales Associate

Walmart

(407) 957-1300 Position: Sales Associate/Instock

Description Load and unload store delivery Organize warehouse

Jul 2008Feb 2010

Associate

Sears

(407) 826-9600 Position: Associate-Pick up and Merchandise

Description Load and unload store delivery Organize warehouse

Jul 2007Jun 2008

United Temps

(407) 932-1700

Position: Temp Agency

Description Different job duties due to the variety of jobs in a temporary agency

May 2006Jul 2007

Forklift Operator, Night Auditor

Lowes Inc FL (407) 452-1000

Position: Forklift Operator, Night Auditor, Labeling Authorizer, Recorder

Description Fill orders for warehouse and distribution center Record amount of product filled and indicated any discrepancies from order documents. Monitor the accuracy of the store orders. Accept and completed all tasks assigned by Warehouse management. Operate and moved goods with forklift on a daily basis.

Jun 2000Aug 2006

Supervisor/Manager

Gomi-Centro San Martin (787) 967-0023

Position: Supervisor/Manager

Description Receive and take care of clients. Monitor employees/Scheduling

Education

Sept 2017 Present

Bachelor

Asbury University
5/5/145/8/14

Licensing School

Baltimore-Washington Conference
Jun 2012Jun 2013

Course

Florida Extension Course of Study

"Pastor as Interpreter of the Bible"

1/25/121/28/12

New Church Development Discernment Process

Jim Griffith
Jun 2010Jun 2012

Associate of Arts Degree on

Eagle Christian International University

Bilingual and Bicultural Ministries with Emphasis on New Church Planting

Oct/27-31/2011

New Church Planters’ Boot-camp

Jim Griffith
Jun 2009Jun 2010

Certificate

Theological Hispanic Institute

Class "The Bible"

Aug 1997Jun 2000

General High School Degree

Colegio Evangelico Felicita Rosario

Skills

STRATEGIC PLAN
  1. Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer, Fasting, Scripture Reading, Mutual Accountability
  2. Learn from others
  3. Study all I can
  4. Take it to the field of action.
Spiritual Guidance
  1. Monthly Meetings with a Cluster of 8 Pastors to grow spiritually and become more effective in my Ministry.
  2. Quarterly Meeting with my superintendent and other young church planters for spiritual formation time.
Kingdom

I have assisted in the planting of a New Hispanic Church in the Florida Conference (“On Eagle’s Wings”) and planted one in the Baltimore-Washington Conference (“NewLife Hispanic Mission”). I have also conducted New Church exploration in Washington DC. I have also offered some coaching to a Church (“Casa De Dios”) in the West Florida-Alabama Conference.

Building

MY PASSION IS to start projects from the scratch because there is always the opportunity to both build and rebuild.

Gift
  1. To love people as they come because Jesus loves me first.
  2. To be Patient with people and with the church
  3. To Serve and Equip the People of God for the transformation of the World.

Other Skills

  1. Bilingual (Spanish-English)
  2. Bicultural (Hispanic-American)
  3. Coaching
  4. Marketing

References:

  1. Rev. Gerard A Green Jr. Greater Washington District Super Independent 410-309-3432
  2. Luther Ghiz.  Treasurer of College Park United Methodist Church 301-345-1010
  3. Dr. Leo Rodríguez, Former Coordinator Hispanic/Latino Ministries, Baltimore-Washington Conference (443) 977-0337