While a member of First Baptist Church of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, and under the care of Rev. Abelardo Rodriguez, Cenobio received the call of the Lord to the ministry.
In 1982 Cenobio was ordained for ministry by Maranatha Baptist Church of Cuatatan, Mexico. Since 1978 he has worked as a pastor and church planter in several places in Mexico.
Cenobio has been a teacher and mentor at the Nogales Baptist Seminary since 1999. In October 2006, Missions Door appointed him to mentor church-planting students as part of their practical service. In order to be an example to other students the Mendivil family is planting a new church in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Cenobio also functions as a legal consultant to the Conservative Baptist Mexican Fellowship, concerning church registrations and other legal issues.
Cenobio was born July 11, 1957, in Sinaloa, Mexico. He received Jesus when he was 17 years old, and was baptized the following year.
Cenobio and Rosa Mendivil have three children: Rhode, Esdras and Nehemias.
B.A. in Theology with an emphasis in New Testament from Baptist Seminary in Lomas Verde/Mexico City.
Sociology Studies at the National University in Mexico City.
Psychology/Counseling Studies by extension at Universidad Nuestro Pacto Internacional