Jose Ramos Guardado

Ministry Focus

Jose was born in El Salvador. From a very young age he came to the country of Belize with his parents. In 2009, they started attending a church in Belize City where Pastor Nelson and Consuelo Juarez ministered. From the age of 12, Jose began to serve in the Lord’s work in the Children’s Ministry and a servant/usher of the church where he served until he was 20. Jose says, “it was an experience of much learning and spiritual growth.”

From a young age, Jose has had a passion for God’s work. He knows that there is much to do to spread the Gospel to the nations. He has a desire to serve God and bring His Word to people in need of Jesus in their lives. Since January of 2018, Jose has served as the lead pastor for Iglesia Bautista Vida Abundante in Belize City, where he will continue to plant churches to extend God’s Kingdom.

Jose’s goals and plans are to be able to start new works in Belize City and in different communities, offering training and spiritual growth opportunities for new leaders. His vision is to create, with the help and wisdom of God, a network of churches throughout the country of Belize—including the islands. His vision includes meeting the great need for safe shelters, where needy and homeless children can be given spiritual and physical help.

Faith Story

While at a church service in Belize, at the age of 12, the pastor presented the Gospel message and made the call to receive Jesus. That same day, Jose made the decision to walk with God in his life. “It is a great joy to be able to serve my Creator.”

His wife, Yesenia Carolina, also received Jesus in her heart at the age of 12, during a crusade in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. Yesenia has a passion for people and for the development of God’s work. Currently, Yesenia is serving in the Children’s and Worship Ministry.


Jose met his wife, Yesenia Carolina, at the church where they currently lead/pastor. Some years later they decided to join their lives in marriage. They got married on the July 17, 2017.