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Ivan Chacon

I was born in Lima, Peru in 1975.  Five years later, I went to a Baptist church for the first time with my uncle.  After that I lived with the image or thought of the pastor in my mind.  Finally at the age of 22, I went for the second time to a Baptist church, the Hunter Baptist church of Arequipa.  I accepted Christ the following year.  Bro. Austin Gardner was my pastor then. 

 

In 1999, God called me to preach.  I did not want to be in the ministry because I did not think I could be rich being a pastor.  For two years I avoided God’s calling until finally God got my attention when I broke my foot.  God broke my will, and I surrendered my life to him.

In 2001 I began to study in the Peru Bible College.  I finished my studies in 2004.  While I was studying, I was also Children’s and Youth Pastor.  In 2005, I spent six months in Montevideo, Uruguay as a temporary Co-pastor in a Baptist Church that needed some help.

The next year, God lead me to Santiago, Chile where I am now working with Jason Holt in the ministry.  Together we have the plan to train young men and start churches throughout Santiago and Chile.  God willing, I plan to spend many years in the mission work in Chile.