Ricardo is married to his amazing wife Lulu, and together they have David, Larissa, Vanessa, and Ariana. As a family, they love grilling carne aside at the beach or a lake. After both being radically transformed by Jesus in their youth, they knew their passion was to see lives transformed by God’s grace. Ricardo graduated from graphic design school, has worked as a video editor in a printing shop, and has utilized his skills on many church projects. In 2007, the Velarde’s landed in Temecula, CA, where they planted a Spanish church, and Ricardo served as a board member of International Christian Adoption. Right now, Ricardo is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Leadership. He has now served as a pastor for more than 15 years and is honored to be part of the Venture Team helping, reach the Latino community in the North County San Diego.
Ricardo’s desire is for Venture Español to be an authentic and faith-filled community dedicated to helping people find and follow Jesus. Gatherings will be designed to be relevant, comfortable, inspiring, and fun.
We invite you to be a part of this community, where values are from the word of God, where we serve each other, and where searching for a loving God is serious.
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