Mexico City is the 4th largest city in the world.
It’s hard to imagine a place where Christianity is totally irrelevant and Jesus is just a mere historical figure. That’s Mexico!
There are a lot of churches and denominations working in Mexico. Most of them are doing a great job, but with less than 10% of the population claiming to be Evangelical Christian, you can imagine the enormous amount of need and work Mexico has.
To be honest, we don’t want to plant just one church. Our dream is to train, equip and inspire as many people as we can to plant churches and became pastors all over Mexico.
We see the field, and the harvest is ready. We are praying, as Jesus said, for Laborers for this harvest. We are praying for partners. People who can respond to God’s calling in Mexico and carry this burden with us.
Edgar Lira was born in Chicago, Il. When he was four years old, his parents move back to Durango, Mexico, where they were from. He grew up and went to school there.
While he was in college, he had an encounter with Jesus that changes his life. In that season of his life, he became a Youth Leader and a successful songwriter while finishing his mechanical engineering degree.
During those school years, he met Mardia at Church, where they started dating. They both knew God called them to the ministry so, the same year Edgar graduated college, they got married and moved to Dallas, TX to study Practical Theology.
After both of them finished Bible School, they felt God call them to start a Spanish Speaking Music ministry, preaching through Edgar’s songs. They moved from Dallas, TX to San Diego, CA to be close to the border of Mexico. The ministry took off from there! They started getting invitations from Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and many more countries. They knew God was faithful to His promise since no record label was involved. It was a God moment! They had to open an office and get organized. They travel all over Latin America preaching and doing concerts for the following 15 years. As the ministry in Latin America grew, they moved to Mexico City.
At some point after so many years of traveling, they felt a new direction from God to plant churches. Since they experienced ministry on the music side, they knew they need some church training and structure. That’s when they partner with Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV.
They moved from Mexico City to Las Vegas almost 10 years ago, under the great leadership of Jud Wilhite and Mike Bodine. It has been a great ride! They planted the first Spanish Speaking Church at Central with two growing locations in the Las Vegas area. At the same time, they have been overseeing a growing local church in Morelia, Mexico.
After all these years of learning and experience leading and pastoring, , Edgar, Mardia, and their two daughters – Demi and Miley – are getting ready for their next leap of faith, raising leaders and planting churches in Latin America, starting in Mexico. Please pray for them while they are in the middle of this ministry transition!