President / Church Planter
Victor currently serves as the President / CEO of our ministry Global One80. Together with his wife Nuwen, they have responded to the Lord’s calling to plant Spanish-speaking churches while serving the most disadvantaged people and families in the latin community.
Victor and Nuwen have been commissioned to start January, 2020 in planting a Hispanic church in Queen Creek, Arizona. They are working in collaboration with the mission agency “North American Mission Board” (NAMB), missionary organism of the Southern Baptist Convention, and their sending Church Ncuentro, AZ.
This project implies a great step of faith, a change of residence and the formation of a mission team that supports them.
Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior when he was 9 years old at a church planted by Joaquin A. Vargas, founder of Global One80. He became the first Christian in his family and was instrument to bring all his family to the Lord.
He 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 on, he finished an MA in Family Therapy and a MBA in Strategic Direction of Human Resources.
His ministry focus has been to present the gospel to vulnerable people groups, including children, women and homeless. He has served in leadership positions with Compassion International where he served as Country Director for Dominican Republic. Also, he served with World Vision as Director of Organizational Development, and other nonprofit organizations.
He was instrumental to help start churches in Dominican Republic, serving as youth leader, Sunday school teacher, church planter and pastor. Victor Arias deeply believes in the power of the gospel to set people free from poverty, and in Christian education as a powerful mean to help transform the children and youth. His own life is a true reflection of the importance of leading children out of poverty to bring them into the arms of Christ.
Victor has been greatly blessed with three daughters and three sons: Camila, Gabriela, Alina, Carlos and just had twins in June 2019, Marcos and Thiago.