Born and raised in El Salvador, Central America, Nestor arrived in Maryland in 1984. As a child, he was well behaved. 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 leading him to a lifestyle disconnected from God and his family.
In 1990, at age 19 he had a radical encounter with Jesus on December 4 at 8:45 p.m. As he gave his life to the Lord, Nestor’s 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 help people live with identity and purpose.
In 2013, a mission trip to Argentina with his then church, Gateway Church Global Ministry, changed his life and family dynamics. He ministered at a Messianic congregation in Buenos Aires 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.
To deepen his understanding, Nestor enrolled and completed all three levels of MJBI’s Messianic Jewish studies. Previously, Nestor and his wife, Dina, had earned a Doctor of Ministry in Theology from Vision International University of California.
Along with his family, Nestor enjoys imparting understanding to the Body of Christ in the areas of life purpose, family, and Jewish roots. Nestor’s life is an example that God’s love transforms, equips, and empowers people to live life with identity and purpose.