Ricardo Alvarado

Elder

I was born in the Republic of Panama and came to the United States to study at Fordham University where I graduated with a B.S. in Accounting.  In my search for God, I studied Theology and Philosophy at Fordham also.  After graduation, I married my wife Ana whose powerful love for Christ led me to believing faith in Jesus Christ. The old Theology and Philosophy were changed by the power of the Gospel!   

I worked at New York University for 32 years until my retirement as a Controller.  During those years at NYU, the Lord brought my family to Calvary Chapel where I was trained and became an elder ministering in a number of areas, which included teaching, preaching and Biblical Marriage Counseling.  I started a ministry in Calvary Chapel to the Spanish-speaking community that led me to pioneer a Spanish Church to which I was ordained to Pastor.  We have been in ministry for over 40 years, 25 of which was to the Spanish Community until my retirement in 2016.  My wife Ana and I are presently leading a Small Group and serving with the Welcome Team at Stone Hill Church.  We have two daughters who are serving in their own congregations and seven grandchildren.