ASSOCIATES

Meet our Associates, who make up a critical part of our strategic vision to empower urban leaders. To find out more about what is happening with our Associates Initiative on a National Level, or how to be an Associate yourself, click here. Robert Vasquez is the Ministry Developer in charge of overseeing the Associates in Southern California. You can email him at rvasquez@worldimpact.org.



Carlos Delgado

Assignment: Working on leadership team at Spanish Urban Church Association (UCA)
Manantial de amor
2114 Estrella Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007

MOBILIZATION: Church Planter, UCA Initiative (projects associated with urban church associations), Capacity Builder (projects under direction of a missional partner), Special Projects


Pastor Harold Hines

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Assignment: Working on leadership team for the High Desert Urban Church Association (UCA)
Kingdom Life Christian Center
11381 Air Expressway
Adelanto, CA 92301

MOBILIZATION: Church Planter, UCA Initiative (projects associated with urban church associations), Capacity Builder (projects under direction of a missional partner), Special Projects


Pastor Lidia Ramos

769 San Jacinto Avenue
San Jacinto, CA 92583 

MOBILIZATION: Church Planter, UCA Initiative (projects associated with urban church associations), Capacity Builder (projects under direction of a missional partner), Special Projects


Pastor Wale Junaid

World Impact Ops & Admin Building
2001 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007

MOBILIZATION: Church Planter, UCA Initiative (projects associated with urban church associations), Capacity Builder (projects under direction of a missional partner), Special Projects


Pastor Brian DiGuiseppe

New Community Rising Church
121 W Cypress Street
Anaheim, CA 92805

MOBILIZATION: Church Planter, UCA Initiative (projects associated with urban church associations), Capacity Builder (projects under direction of a missional partner), Special Projects (as determined by World Impact staff)

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT: TUMI Initiative (projects associated with TUMI), SIAFU Initiative


Reverend Hector Cedillo - Email

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BIO
Hector was born in Mexico City on October 1, 1952. At the age of 16 he came to the U.S. where he attended the John Adams ESL Program. He finished at Belmont High before going on to Los Angeles City College, and then to CHET to finish their Ministry Program. He also was licensed and ordained through World Impact, while both taking and teaching TUMI classes.

Some of the churches Hector was involved in planting and still has pastoral duties at are the following:

  • Cristo es el Señor de MacArthur Park
    Park View Avenue & 7th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • Cristo es el Señor de Mid-Wilshire
    2227 W. 7th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • Cristo es el Señor de Culver City
    4871 S. Centinela Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Christ Is Lord of West LA
    10652 Ayres Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

TESTIMONY (in his words)
In 1984 I had a bad separation and this led me to a very painful part of my life where I got into alcohol and all kinds of drugs including heroine until I touched rock bottom. It was there where my soul needed a drastic change and that was when I met my present wife Luz. She was the one who shared the Gospel with me for the very first time. She had prayed for me for 5 years, she took me to Church and I got saved. The year was 1987. When I came to Christ I did not have any hope. I never knew such a great way of living so I developed a love for the Scriptures and the promises of God like Matthew 6:33 and 7:7, John 10: 10, Jeremiah 3:33,  Psalm 23, and many, many more!

My life now is full of meaning. I realized I have an awesome family in Christ, especially in World Impact. I have worked with them for more than 15 years now, and my brothers and sisters are beautiful people full of love and compassion. I have great admiration for all of them. Thanks to them we have planted five churches in Los Angeles, three in Mexico, two in Guatemala, one in El Salvador and one in Honduras.

I give full credit to Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus for 33 years of marriage with my wife Luz. We have one daughter who is a teacher and one son who goes to Pacific University. Our family lives around our churches serving our community the best ways possible. We go to jails and prisons three times a week, and serve in five churches (three in MacArthur Park, one in Santa Monica and one in Culver City). We have a Young Adults Bible study right in our living room on Monday nights and a Family Bible Study on Tuesdays.

We do have the passion to ADVANCE AND EXPAND THE KINGDOM GOD by evangelizing and outreaching on a weekly basis through our ministry called THE LEAST OF THESE where we go to the streets, parks, jails, prisons and hospitals.


Julie Smith - Ministering empowerment around trafficking in urban Fresno

1. Working with local urban churches to explore outreach opportunities, including street outreach.

2. Facilitating Art Thinking workshops for survivors.

3. Training service providers in art thinking.

4. Participate in provider conference.

5. Offering mentoring to teens in an urban neighborhood with curriculum specifically designed to keep them off the streets.