Matias & Bethany Acevedo
Matias Acevedo: I was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. I grew up in a Christian family attending Iglesia Templo Calvario, in Montevideo Uruguay. I was saved at the age of 12 during a Christian camp. At the age of 16, God called me to the ministry through the preaching of His Word. But that was just the beginning of the journey. At the age of 18, I started to pursue a biblical education, and since then the Lord has been preparing me for His work. I studied 2 years in a Bible Institute in Uruguay (FB. Dabold from EMU), and in 2010, I did an internship program with SCORE International in the Dominican Republic. Also I studied in The Expositor’s Institute (Spanish program of The Master’s Seminary) pursuing a deeper understanding of the Word of God. In 2016, I was ordained as a pastor through our home church, Ridgewood Bible Church. Currently pursuing a M.div. in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Bethany Acevedo: I was born in Western NY, and I grew up in a Christian family attending Hartland Bible Church. I was saved at a young age. At 19 years old, the Lord began preparing me to serve Him full time. In 2008, I studied the Bible and learned Spanish in Costa Rica. One year later, I went to the Dominican Republic and served the Lord in an internship program. I then later served in the DR as a missionary for 2 years with SCORE.
Together: It wasn’t until 2009 that we came to know each other in the Dominican Republic. God orchestrated everything! On September 30, 2011, we were married, and today we have 4 kids: Amelia, Elliott, Olivia and Judah. Our family is currently serving the Lord in Uruguay. God has given Matias the privilege of co-pastoring a small church called Iglesia Biblica Neptunia and watching it grow in Christ. Also, Matias teaches in a Biblical Seminary (FEBU) located in the capital (Montevideo), which has been an honor and blessing. Also, in our neighborhood, God has opened a door for the gospel in coaching children’s soccer.