Ricardo was born in the Republic of Panama and came to the United States to study at Fordham University where he graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. In his search for God, Ricardo studied Theology and Philosophy at Fordham also. After graduation, Ricardo married Ana whose powerful love for Christ led him to believing faith in Jesus Christ. The old Theology and Philosophy were changed by the power of the Gospel!
Ricardo worked as a Controller at New York University for 32 years until my retirement. During those years at NYU, the Lord brought his family to Calvary Chapel where he was trained and became an elder ministering in a number of areas, which included teaching, preaching and Biblical Marriage Counseling. Ricardo started a ministry in Calvary Chapel to the Spanish-speaking community that led him to pioneer a Spanish Church to which I was ordained as Pastor. Ricardo has been in ministry for over 40 years, 25 of which was to the Spanish Community until his retirement in 2016. Ricardo and Ana are presently leading a Small Group and serving with the Welcome Team at Stone Hill Church. They have two daughters who are serving in their own congregations and seven grandchildren.