Bro. Estuardo Marroquin is the Coordinator of Hispanic Missions for the Baptist Missionary Association of Mississippi, in South Mississippi. In addition to pastoring El Camino Baptist Church in Laurel, MS, Bro. Estuardo is working with a mission project in Hattiesburg, MS.
Bro. Estuardo was born March 26, 1972 into a Baptist Christian family in Guatemala, City. He accepted Christ as my Savior when he was 6 years old and was baptized at 9. His fire for missions work began by watching the example of his father’s life in missions work in Guatemala. When he was 10, his father sent his brother and him on a missions trip. Bro. Estuardo said, “We only had the responsibility of showing a Christian movie in a small town in the middle of the jungle in Guatemala.
Nobody spoke Spanish in that small town; they were native people from my country. But that experience touched my heart because I could see the need to spread the gospel. That day more than 300 people were saved. In 1999 I started my studies at the Bible Institute at my home church, to get training to be a minister. I surrendered my life to the ministry in 2000. Also, I have a Music and Administration degree. My wife, Yasmin, and I have been married 12 years and have one daughter, Abigail, age six . We are living in Laurel, MS.”
In April 2002 he became a Hispanic missionary and church planter for the BMA of MS. Presently, He is Sr. Pastor of El Camino Baptist Church and trains people with the goal of planting Hispanic churches in south Mississippi. In addition to serving as Sr. Pastor of El Camino, Bro. Estuardo is the Manager of the Hispanic Missions program of the BMA of Mississippi. Bro. Estuardo says, “My wife and I, pray together every day for the Lord to open the doors into our Hispanic community. The Lord continues to use our lives for His Glory and is blessing this work in the BMA of MS.”
“And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father”. (Philippians 2:11)
“What a powerful verse with a great commitment. This is the reason for the Hispanic Ministry in our BMA of MS. God continues to open doors for the sharing of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in South Mississippi. My heart is so thankful to my Savior for this honor to serve Him and train people for missions work.
The Hispanic community continues to grow and the need for workers is great. For that reason, years ago, El Camino Church developed a Bible Institute, with the vision to enroll Hispanic Christian people from our membership who are interested in doing missions work. As of today we have 20 students, all of them from El Camino Church in Laurel. We teach them BMA doctrine, evangelistic tools for winning souls, planting church principles, discipleship guides, etc. I believe that El Camino Church can be a strong base to train several laborers and send them to plant new BMA Hispanic churches in the south of the state or where the Lord opens doors.
El Camino Hispanic Church continues reaching people. Every Saturday we go out for soul winning and visitation. Currently we have 10 small groups with the vision to reach more people for our Lord. Since January we have shared the gospel with 385 people; 120 accepted Christ and 35 have been baptized. El Camino has an average of 85 people in Sunday School and 125 in Worship Services.
At the present, El Camino Church is developing work at two mission points. As a Hispanic coordinator for the south of the state, it’s an honor and a joy to be a part of this great work in our association.
My Vision: “Go out, make disciples, baptize them and teach them to observe all things whatsoever Jesus has commanded us”.
My Goal: Train all of those who want to be a part of the missions work in our Hispanic ministry and pray for 2 new mission points in the next 12 months. This would give our BMA of MS Association 4 new Hispanic congregations in the next 4 years.
Thanks for your prayers for me and my family and your continued support. May God Bless you!”