Church Planting Madrid 2020
“It has alway been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.” Romans 15:20.
Juan Carlos & Ruth Bonilla began missionary service with World Witness in 2003, with Ruth serving in children and youth ministry in San Luis Potosí and Rio Verde, Mexico. In 2005, Ruth became World Witness Short-Term Missions Coordinator. Juan Carlos, a native of Ecuador, received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Erskine Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church under Catawba Presbytery. From 2001-2004, he pastored in Mexico and in 2008 was commissioned as World Witness Short-Term Missions Coordinator. In February 2011, the Bonillas moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where they established a Church. In 2014, the Lord re-directed them to Spain and to the work of planting a missional and multicultural led congregation among young professional families in Madrid. The Bonillas have two daughters, Esther Catherine and Sarah Pressly.