De León, Leonel and Maria Luisa - North Central

We were born in Guatemala, we started our pastoral ministry at a young age, planting over 13 churches in different places. We are educated in Theology and family therapy.
We were pioneers of the Hispanic ministry in Tennessee. We were career missionaries to the Mesoamerica region and in charge of promoting evangelism in 5 countries, including Mexico.

We’ve been pastors to the First Hispanic Church of the Nazarene of Kansas City in which we’ve implemented leader’s training, church planting, and the SEDE program for theological education, now also online.

At a moment that we thought we were going to retire in our current ministry, after pastoring a total of 35 consecutive years, the Lord convinced us of the need to return to the missionary field and accept the challenge to be the Coordinator of Ministerial Strategy for North-Central Meso America. I have continued my higher education and have closed a doctorate in leadership and contextualization.

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Born in Guatemala

Maria Luisa

Born in


  • Emily Marbel
  • Juan Daniel
  • Leonel

Home District: Kansas City

Home Church: Kansas City First Spanish

Home Assignment Dates:

May 17, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017

Service History:
  • 2017 - Present , North Central
  • 2015 - 2016 , North Central
  • 2000 - 2000 , Costa Rica
  • 2000 - 2000 , Costa Rica
  • 1998 - 2000 , Costa Rica
  • 1997 - 1998 , Costa Rica