Christian Ministry – Pastoring/Church Planting
Bible Teachers and Preachers
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Cleres Pacheco is a pastor, teacher, and missionary.
When did you trust Christ?
I gave my heart to Jesus in 1990. I was living in a city that had many Christians. I kept hearing from them about Jesus and about the salvation one could freely receive through Him. Many of my neighbors were believers and I also worked with many believers. I decided to go to a youth service to see what all of this was about. At the service I was impacted by what the speaker said and by how the people there had let God change their lives. Something happened inside of me and I decided to give my life to Jesus. He was someone I could not resist. After my decision, the youth group took care of me and I started growing in God.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
Four years after I became a Christian, I went to Bible College. My desire was and is to serve with the gifts that God has given to me. This one of the main reasons that we are where we are – To do what God told us to do. Over the years I have met many leaders who have served the Lord with joy for their entire lives. I have met many pastors and teachers who have been a great inspiration for me.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I have been in the ministry for more than 20 years. Preaching and Bible teaching are my calling. Through the Forum I hope to learn from the experiences of other participants. I hope to learn more about what God is doing across Europe. I hope to find new ways to improve my ministry.
What is your ministry?
I am a preacher, pastor, and Bible teacher. I have a passion for the lost and want to show them the love of God. I pastor those who need Jesus and am mentoring a new generation who will change Europe and the world. I am currently the pastor of a church of about 70 people. I am pastoring them and doing discipleship. I also organize a youth festival every year that reaches about 7,000 young people.
What are your past leadership roles?
I planted a church in Brazil many years ago. I have been teaching the Bible since the beginning of my ministry. I have trained leaders in many countries. I have always been part of the leadership in every church that I have served in.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
Over the years I have served God with passion. I have been in ministry for 16 years in Poland. God has been merciful and is blessing our work. My desire is to always be doing better and to always improve the gifts that God has given to me so that I can be more effective and can reach many more people.