Pablo and Rebecca Pazmino
Pablo and Rebecca serve with One Mission Society in leadership training and pastoral support for the southern coast of Ecuador. They provide Bible training classes, workshops, camp conferences, visits and support to encourage church growth and the sending out of Ecuadorian missionaries. This role draws upon their past experiences in church ministries, seminary teaching and training Ecuadorian missionaries.Since 2010, they have given pastoral support and developed a missions program at the Christian Bible Church. In 2013, they began a new church plant in Chongón.
South America is not a new home to Rebecca. The daughter of Wycliffe Bible Translator missionaries, Rebecca grew up in Peru. There, she taught Sunday school, worked in a prison ministry and formed a women’s Bible study. She also has led youth groups and planned youth retreats. God led her into missions through her background in Peru and through her studies at Taylor University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Christian education and Bible. She minored in both Spanish and psychology and holds a certificate in youth ministry. She completed her M.A. in organizational leadership through Azusa Pacific University in California. God opened the door to work in Ecuador in 1996 when she went on an OMS short-term trip.
Pablo grew up in Guayaquil, where he was active in an OMS-related church, the Christian Bible Church. There, he recommitted his life to Christ at a youth camp, was baptized and began to serve in music, Sunday school and youth ministry. Pablo completed his seminary studies in 2003 while participating with the church-planting team in Cuenca.
Rebecca served with OMS in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 1997 to 2000. Her ministry to Ecuadorians included teaching in the Bible institute and seminary and being involved with music ministry, small-group discipleship, informal counseling, youth ministry and teaching English.
Pablo and Rebecca were married in December 2000, after which they moved to Cuenca to work in theological education and church planting. In June 2003, they moved back to Guayaquil to work with a new church plant, Shalom Christian Fellowship, where they served for six years through youth ministry, music, discipleship and missions training. Elizabeth Rachel joined their family in 2005, Johanna Christina in 2007, and Mateo David in 2013.