Juan David has dedicated his life to helping indigenous youth from the different communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta who dream of being able to access a higher level of education or ministerial training that will allow them to impact their communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is currently directing Giro Ciento80 Colombia, which is affiliated with our organization.
Juan David was born in Valledupar, Colombia, where he grew up in a Christian family. His parents have been dedicated to the Lord’s work all their lives, pastoring Ebenezer Central Church. Juan David is a youth leader in the same church. At the age of 17 he started his college life and graduated in 2020 with a degree in business administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga.
During his time in Bucaramanga God confirmed his calling. During his time in college he dedicated himself to working in God’s work, getting involved with the teenagers in his church. He has been involved in ministry in counseling, ministry support and preaching to teens and young adults.
Juan David is planning to marry Karem Suarez, a young lawyer who supports him in the vision of establishing Giro Ciento80 Colombia. She is a member of the Fe y Vida church in Valledupar where she is a worship leader.
Juan is the youngest of three children: Laura and Daniel, his older siblings.