Victor was born in East Los Angeles and came to know Jesus as Savior along with his brother and sister as they knelt beside the living room couch listening to their mother recount the Gospel message she received earlier that day. Among the greatest influences in Victor’s life were the men and women of a small Mennonite Brethren church as they expressed their love for Christ by opening their homes to the community in obedience to Jesus call to “…make disciples of every nation.” They also deeply impacted his wife’s decision to minister as a teacher in East Los Angeles for nearly 40 years.
Victor met his then future wife, Velia, in the first grade and in high school he shared the Gospel with her and she received Christ as her Savior. They have been married for 39 years, have a son named Matthew, and they have been a part of San Gabriel Community Church since 1993.
Victor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (accounting emphasis) and a Master’s Degree in Taxation. Victor enjoys long, prayerful morning walks, spending time with his wife and son, and supporting young couples as they set up their household budgets and establish Biblically-based financial priorities.
Among Victor’s favorite passages is Roman 8:37-39, as it speaks of God’s power to preserve His people. “