Ramon Rivera | RENEWAL Resident

Ramon was raised in the Humboldt Park / Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago in a home with a single mother and two older brothers. We were not a religious family. It was a simple invite to a youth group that led to me hearing the Gospel and putting my trust in Jesus as a young teenager. I meet my wife though this youth groups and as they say it was all history after that. My wife Diamond has made me not only a husband but a father of two wonderful children, Scarlett and Levi. Passionate about the Gospel I found myself as early as my highschool years desiring to be a pastor. Previously, I have been privileged to serve in many capacities including a small group leader, a youth pastor and even be a part of a preaching team at a church. In March of 2019 my family and I became members at Renewal and became part of the pastoral residency program. It is through this residency and schooling that I look to be trained for the work of ministry with hope of in the near future pastoring a church.