Pastor Andres Melendez was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Puerto Rico. It was in 2004 when God revealed Himself to Pastor Andres through an act of love and mercy in the midst of a disordered and rampant life. That year, he received the news that his mother accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. It was a promise that the God had made to Andres when he was 17 years old, and after that promise he backslid. An invitation that she gave him to come to church, 17 years later, was what provoked him to go to a service on February 8, and after hearing a sermon about Joseph and how God always keeps his promises, he rededicated his life to Jesus.
Pastor Andres has a Certificate in Addiction Counseling from the International Reciprocity Board of Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Communities. He also holds a Community Organization Certification from Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez, PR.
Pastor Andres has been an Evangelist for the Iglesia Centro Cristiano Getsemani (Getzemani Central Christian Church) in Mayaguez, PR and is now the Media & Evangelism Pastor at New Hope Church in Orlando, FL.
Spending time with his wife, Noemi and his sons Andrew and Ian, is what he loves to do on his free time. Board games are always a must with family and friends.