The Kinmans are approved missionaries with the Baptist Bible Fellowship Int'l. After raising financial support, they spent one year in San Jose, Costa Rica studying the Spanish language at the Instituto de Lengua Española, and training under the ministry of Missionary John Barnes. They have 3 children- Mikayla, Jeremiah, & Joel, and they have lived in Guatemala City since August, 2006. They have since started 2 churches and 3 MANNA Feeding Centers. Please pray that God will use them in great way to plant churches throughout the entire country of Guatemala.
Karen was privileged to grow up in a pastor’s home, and was saved at the age of seven and baptized at West Division Street Baptist Church. She was blessed to be influenced by many missionaries as they came to present their burden for the lost. Even though her heart was sensitive toward this great work, it was not until later in life that she felt God’s direction toward missionary work. After graduating from Liberty University, she began a 12 year teaching tenure in the public school system. It was during this time that God used several summer mission trips to prepare her heart and redirect her life. In the summer of 2004, when Karen sensed the Holy Spirit speaking to her heart, she surrendered to go. Karen then served as a short term missionary for 19 months in Mexico City. It was through that time and experience there that God confirmed His will for her to serve as a full time missionary. Karen is excited to be a part of Team Guatemala, and prays that God will be glorified as she serves Him.
Jaime & Damaris Elias
Jaime and Damarais are graduates of Seminario Bíblico Guatemalteco in Chimaltenango. Jaime has also received an MA from Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA). They have served with TEAM Guatemala since October 2008, ministering at Iglesia Santuario Familiar de Sumpango. They have 3 children- Keren, Andrés, and Yusef.
Julio & Edilma Roldán
Julio is a graduate of Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) and also serves as an adjunct professor. He has been an assistant pastor at Iglesia Santuario Familiar in Ciudad Quetzal since September 2015. They have two children- Julio Daniel and Kelly Ester.
Below, you willl find a short bio of the pastors and missionaries that make up TEAM Guatemala.
Kaitlynne is a 2011 graduate of Clearwater Christian College. She was apporved as a BBFI missionary to Guatemala in May 2011 and has been on the field since January 2015. Her sending church is New Testament Baptist Church in Largo, Florida, where Matt Trill is the Senior Pastor.
Salvador & Carmen Juarez
Salvador is a graduate of Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) and has served as an assistant pastor at Iglesia Santuario Familiar in Ciudad Quetzal since February 2013. They have five children, with two of those still living at home- Gerson and George.