Carlos grew up in war-torn El Salvador. As a young man, he served as a youth pastor at his church, Iglesia Nazaret, led at the time by Argentinean Luis Bush who later became the President of Partners International and director of the AD2000 movement.
After completing his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Carlos returned to El Salvador where he coordinated Mission ’84, the first international missions conference in Central America. This conference helped spark a missionary movement across South America.
After marriage, Carlos and his wife returned to Texas where they both earned masters degrees to qualify them to move to the Middle East where they served as leaders of a church-planting team among Muslims. This proved to be an invaluable experience for his future role with Partners International as Area Director for the Middle East and North Africa. He served in this role from 1991 to 2006.
Currently, Carlos serves as Vice President of International Ministries directing the work of all our indigenous ministry partners.