Victor & his wife Nuwen are planting a church in Mesa, Arizona. Their goal is to establish a Latino church that is both missional and multiplying. They want to see people transformed with the gospel, so they start bible studies at homes by reaching young families and inspiring weekly worship services. They are partnering with HiWay Baptist Church which is hosting the new ministry. Also, Iglesia Experimenta Vida and Ncuentro Network are helping with this new project.
Victor also serves as the President of the Board of Global One80, a nonprofit agency that empowers leaders to transform communities with the gospel of Jesus. They have over 60 leaders serving in 20-plus countries.
Victor’s ministry focuses on presenting the gospel to vulnerable groups. He served with Compassion International as Country Director for the Dominican Republic. Also, he served with World Vision as Director of Organizational Development and with other nonprofit organizations. Nuwen has a passion for advocating on behalf of vulnerable children.
Victor was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior when he was nine years old. He became the first Christian in his family and was an instrument to bring all his family to the Lord. Nuwen was born in Nicaragua, raised in a Christian home, and accepted the Lord at a young age. Victor and his wife Nuwen have three small sons: Carlos, Marcos, and Tiago.
Victor graduated from a church-led Bible Academy in Pastoral Theology. Then, he attended a private university in Santo Domingo to pursue a degree in Psychology. Later, he finished an MA in Family Therapy and an MBA in Strategic Direction of Human Resources. Nuwen has a degree in Social Work from Florida International University.
He was instrumental in helping start churches in the Dominican Republic. He has served as a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, church planter, and pastor. Victor Arias believes in the gospel’s power to free people from poverty. He is convinced that Christian education helps transform children and youth. His life reflects the importance of leading children out of poverty to bring them to Christ.