Ildefonso and Lisbia Ramirez


Service Area: International

Ministry Focus

Ildefonso and Lisbia minister in Culiacan, Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Their vision is to plant new churches and disciple men and women through Nogales Seminary extension courses. They also want to help with the physical needs of the people.

Culiacan, Sinaloa is a cosmopolitan, very traditional and religious city, however there’s a great need for a real understanding of life in Christ.

Faith Story

Ildefonso and Lisbia are originally from Sinaloa, Mexico. Both were raised in non-Christian families but came to know Christ in their youth.

Ildefonso and Lisbia felt the call to ministry and decided to enroll at the Nogales Baptist Seminary in 1990. When they arrived at the seminary they had only been married 24 days.

In 1991, while still studying, they began pastoring a Baptist Church in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. After graduating in 1993 they planted a church named Philadelphia in Culiacan, Sinaloa.

Since 1996, the Ramirezes have ministered at El Salvador Baptist Church in Agua Prieta, Sonora and at Los Olivos Baptist Church in Naco. In 2003 they started a new congregation called Hope of Life.

In July of 2012 they moved to Culiacan to pastor Emanuel Baptist Church and plant a new church there.


Ildefonso and Lisbia married in 1990 and have three children: Eliezer, Mara and Josiah.


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