About us

John and Yahara:

John is born and raised in Texas but has spent the last eight years deep in the Colombian culture. He has been mentored by great leaders in no particular order: Cesar and Claudia Fajardo of Sin Muros Ministerio Internacional Bogota, Colombia; Warren Beemer of Healing Place Church San Antonio, TX; the late David Wilkerson of Times Square Church New York City, NY; and John Hagee of Cornerstone Church San Antonio, TX.

Entering his last year of Ministry School in 2002, he took an opportunity to move to Bogota, Colombia, and intern for the mega church, Mision Carismatica Internacional Bogota, Colombia, where he later met his wife and moved back to the states. It was a few years later that he would return to Colombia and be an Assistant Pastor under Cesar Fajardo. Pastoring along side Cesar Fajardo in Colombia was a life changing experience for him, especially the passionate family values he learned there. He had the opportunity to train the leadership, and write a Study Guide on the Sermon on the Mount for discipleship purposes.

He has now moved to Chandler, Arizona with a desire to connect non-church young adults to experience Jesus Christ as the prime focus of their life. He has founded City Light Church along side his wife of eleven years, Yahara. They are the parents of two children, a nine-year-old boy, and a three-year-old girl. A Texan, Colombian, Guamanian, Irish and Mexican mixed family of all sorts of heritage but most importantly a heart to love and help others!