Hiram and Yanina Galvez
Serving in MARO on Global Deployment | Eurasia
Hiram was born in Cuba and his wife Yanina was born in Venezuela. Hiram’s father was a Church of the Nazarene pastor in Cuba for 41 years and District Superintendent of Cuba for several years. Yanina was born again at the age of seven and started to serve actively in missions at the age of sixteen. Hiram accepted the Lord when he was 24 years old. Since childhood Hiram was educated in classical piano and later trained in one of the Moscow’s Universities (MIIGAiK) as an Aerial Photo Geodesic Engineer. Yanina is a university trained Communications Specialist and as such, she has handled Radio, TV, and Web Sites for the countries of the Nazarene Mesoamerica Region. Hiram and Yanina are US Citizens. Hiram has performed classical and Christian piano concerts in more than 40 States of the USA. He has also conducted leadership conferences and chaplain ministry in both Cuba and the USA. Yanina has additionally served as a leadership trainer in several countries including United States, Venezuela, the Netherland Antilles, Panama, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Hiram received his Bachelor in Theology, firstly in Cuba’s Nazarene Seminary in Havana, then graduating from the Evangelical Seminary of Theology (Methodist Church), in Matanzas, Cuba. Guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Hiram served planting several home churches in Cuba. Yanina was trained in Vision International University, from Ramona, California, earning there her Masters Degree in Theology.
In 2005, Hiram and Yanina began their joined missionary service in the United States, India and Panama and continuing until 2010.
For the past 8 years they have been Nazarene missionaries. Firstly, serving since 2010 as volunteer missionaries in the former Caribbean Regional Office in the US, helping to implementing NCM projects in Haiti after the earthquake, until 2012 when they became specialized assignments missionaries serving in the Mesoamerica Regional Office, in Panama, Yanina as regional communications coordinator and Hiram as a secretary to the Mesoamerica’s regional director.
They are currently pastoring the First Church of the Nazarene of Georgia whilst also leading the work of 'Help and Hope" an organisation that serves the community. Hiram and Yanina have a deep desire to continue to share the message of compassion, salvation and sanctification through their lives, testimonies and the Word of God.
Home Assignment Dates
Jan 02, 2021 - Apr 02, 2021, United States
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.