The Minnesota Conference is happy to introduce Jose Torres as the new Youth Ministry director. Pastor Torres comes to us from Lake Region Conference where he has been serving as a full-time pastor in two African- American churches in Fort Wayne and Marion, Indiana. He was also the Pathfinder executive coordinator for the conference.
Since graduating from the seminary, Torres has been involved in mission trips and several evangelistic meetings in the United States and other countries, including Lima, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Pastor Torres is an ordained minister who holds a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University and a B.S. in business management from the University of Phoenix, and as well as four units of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Torres, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, served as a youth pastor and chaplain in Fort Wayne. His experience includes leading out in key ministries such as pastoral, evangelism, Pathfinder, young adult, and chaplaincy. We strongly believe the Lord will use Pastor Torres and his wife, Zoey, to impact the lives of thousands of young people in our conference.
“I see youth ministry as an important ministry,” said Torres. “Part of youth ministry is discipleship and soul winning, so we will endeavor to point our young people to Christ and build relationships with them.” Torres says his first tasks will be forming relationships with the youth leaders in the conference, and working with parents to make sure that our youth program is continuing as smoothly as possible.
Torres and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful children, a boy, Javan (age 9) and a girl, Adrialyz (age 2). Torres said they are “excited to come to Minnesota, because as a family we love youth work.”
Pastor Torres says he loves reading, electronics, playing basketball, camping, biking, traveling, photography and videography, and just having fun. May God bless this family as they begin their ministry in Minnesota.