Marcos Cespedes Morales
Pastor and Elder
Marcos was born in the city of Manzanillo, Cuba. At the age of 16, while studying in a communist boarding school, he learned about the gospel thanks to a group of Christian students who met clandestinely to study the Bible. From the beginning of his conversion to Christianity, he felt a strong conviction and call to serve God. As a missionary, from that moment he began to serve as a missionary in various regions and very poor towns of his city. Thanks to the support of his Evangelical Baptist Church of Manzanillo, he was able to grow and mature in his spiritual life. Upon finishing his undergraduate studies in veterinary medicine, he had the opportunity to enter the Latin American Faculty of Theological Studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology.
On December 28, 2008, he married Delmis and two months later he traveled to Spain to serve as a missionary and begin his Master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University’s Extension in Spain; Southern California Seminary in the city of Seville, graduating in 2015.
Marcos has served in Spain as a youth pastor in the Baptist Church of Seville, he is the author of various articles for theological and missionary magazines, he gives conferences in Europe and America, he has collaborated with various seminars and missionary organizations in Spain and the USA.
He currently serves as Pastor and Elder of the Evangelical Hope for the Heart Church in the city of Tomares, Seville.
He enjoys spending time with his wife Delmis and his child Marcos, as well as going to the movies, eating sweets and traveling.
Pastor and Elder
Rusty, along with his wife Jennifer and their four children, have been serving at the church plant in Spain since 2010. Rusty and his family are from the city of Saint Louis in Missouri in the USA. Before moving to Spain, Rusty was a Youth Pastor for 10 years in two different Churches in Illinois and North Carolina. Rusty is a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity graduate from Southeastern Seminary.
In Spain as a family they have been part of the Hope for the Heart Church from the beginning. The church began with Bible studies for people with spiritual concerns in their home from 2015 until 2017, when the church opened its doors in the city of Tomares. Rusty and Jen are responsible for the discipleship groups for men and women of the Church, in addition to being responsible for the IMB Missionary Agency in the city of Seville