A Legacy

A Legacy

For 31 years, our founder, Joaquin Vargas, served in various senior leadership and Vice President roles at Missions Door, an organization that supports missionaries to evangelize, disciple and plant churches.

He was responsible for overseeing personnel and multi-faceted projects in 24 countries.

A Dream

In 2004, Joaquin had the vision to launch an organization focusing on leadership and community development. He enrolled at the University of Colorado at Denver to obtain a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. Upon his graduation, instead of starting a new nonprofit, he launched it as a program with Missions Door.

He was responsible for overseeing personnel and multi-faceted projects in 24 countries.

A Dream
On A Journey Together

A Call

In 2016, Joaquin and a team of leaders launched Global One80 as a ministry organization and mission agency to empower leaders in the United States and other countries to transform lives and communities with the Gospel of Jesus.

" At 20 years old, our founder Joaquin started a vision known today as Global One80. He started his first church plant in a community facing spiritual, economic, and social challenges. "

Our Journey Joaquin A. Vargas

Joaquin A. Vargas



In this community, he met a young leader, Victor Arias, who, at the age of 16, told him that he wanted to go to college. He raised funds to send him to a top university in the Dominican Republic while investing time in coaching, training, and nurturing a long-lasting friendship relationship. Upon his graduation, Victor worked as the Country Director of Compassion International in the Dominican Republic, and through that role, he impacted the lives of over 50,000 children. God has allowed Joaquin to see his legacy continue, and now Victor serves as President of the Board of Directors.


This organization captures what Joaquin and his wife, Oneida, have done for over three decades. Their life journey has been shaped by people, experiences, failures, successes, stories, and the fantastic opportunity to learn from many different cultures where God has allowed them to serve. Through Global One80 and its partners, they are accomplishing their passion for impacting people's lives with the Gospel of Jesus and transforming global communities, one life at a time. You, too, are welcome to join us on this journey!

The Power of One

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