Born and raised in El Salvador, Central America, Nestor arrived in the U.S. in 1984. As a child he was well behaved. However, by age 12, he began hanging out with the wrong crowd. His heart became hardened and the love and respect he once had for his parents vanished. He formed his own gang that led him to a lifestyle disconnected from God and his family.
In 1990, he had a radical encounter with Jesus. At age 19 on December 4th at 8:45 p.m., he gave his life to the Lord and his hardened heart was replaced with an acute sensitivity for God and people. He began preaching seven months after his conversion and baptism.
In 2006, he discovered his life purpose. Nestor describes his personal encounter as being born again, one more time. This event led him to become a certified professional life coach to better help people live with identity and purpose.
In 2013, he had a radical encounter with Messianic Jewish brethren. He refers to this event as his encounter with Yeshua (Jesus). A mission trip to Argentina with his then church, Gateway Church, changed his life and family dynamics. At Buenos Aires, he ministered at a Messianic congregation for the first time in his life. The Lord revealed to him that his ignorance and indifference toward the Messianic Jewish brethren was a form of anti-Semitism. Impacted by the experience, he led his family to diligently seek and learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity.
Nestor enrolled and completed all three levels of study with the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. Years prior, Nestor and his wife, Dina, earned a Doctor of Ministry in Theology from Vision International University of California.
Pastor Nestor is a dynamic teacher who imparts understanding in the body of Christ. His life is the result of a praying mother who never gave up on him. His life is an example that God’s powerful love transforms, equips, and empowers people to live life with identity and purpose.