Serving in Guatemala | Mesoamerica
Ruth Irene Cordova is a global missionary with the Church of the Nazarene in Guatemala. She is Peruvian. Her salvation and service are a result of missionary work of the Church of the Nazarene in Peru.
Ruth serves as a full-time professor and public relations personnel in the Seminario Teologico Nazareno-Nazarene Theological Seminary- in Guatemala (Central America). She teaches Bible, Theology, Pastoral and Christian Education courses to students from different countries in Latin America in all levels (course of study, BA, Master) of Theological Education programs (residency, decentralized and online).
She received the B.S. degree in Public Relations from the Public Relations Institute in Chiclayo, Peru; a B.S. degree in Theology from Nazarene Seminary of the Americas in San Jose, Costa Rica; the Master of Divinity, the Master of Religious Education and the Doctor of Ministry degrees from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. She is ordained an elder on the Kansas City District.
Prior to her appointment, Ruth served as an associate pastor in education at First Spanish Church of the Nazarene in Chicago, Illinois where she is member. She also worked as Spanish editorial assistant for Publications International at Nazarene Headquarters in Kansas City. She served as children’s pastor at the Rainbow Boulevard Church of the Nazarene in Kansas. Prior to her current assignment, she served as a missionary in theological education in the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas, San Jose, Costa Rica for several years and the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Guatemala. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program for Wesleyan Studies at Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.