“Growing up, there was a church in my neighborhood, very close to where we gathered to drink,” Javier said. “People would walk past us on their way to services. We heard music and saw them pass again as they left, never stopping to either speak to us or invite us to their church.
“That experience has shaped my ministry and the mission of Many Nations Church and Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries. We will not only open our doors, but we will actively pursue them and tell the story that can change their lives forever.”
Pastor Javier holds a master of ministry degree from Olivet Nazarene University, works as an adjunct professor of Community Development and Urban Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University, and serves on various local and national boards.