David Guadron, Senior Pastor, Vida Nueva Bogota, Colombia

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 2001

Currently Studying a Masters of Divinity Degree Online through Vida Nueva Baptist Seminary

David, born August 11, 1978, was the second son to Raul and Martita Guadron. He had one older brother, Raul Jr born in 1976. His childhood was happy but without Jesus. One day when David’s mother’s religion no longer met her spiritual needs she began a hungry search for God. At this very same time an uncle invited the entire family to a Christian church. They heard and received the gospel and were converted from darkness to glorious light. On this day, July 2, 1989, David, as a child, together with his whole family, gave their lives to Christ. Since this day they have walked with the Lord and have appreciated the opportunities to serve Him.

A few years later David and his family faced the most difficult trial to this day: Raul Jr, the first born son of the family, died very unexpectedly on Thursday December 2, 1999. Raul Jr was 23 years old, a mature believer serving the Lord, a university student just about to graduate, David’s best friend, and an exemplary son. Raul died from a cerebral aneurism which ruptured; he never had a single symptom. This brought indescribable suffering to the family, as well as indescribable comfort from God through His Holy Spirit and His Word. They learned how REAL and totally AMAZING is our Hope in Glory!!! In this context David and his family became members of Iglesia Bautista Vida Nueva in San Salvador. There they found the place God had prepared for them to serve and grow in Him.

David married Carolina on December 17, 2004. Carolina loves the Lord and without a doubt is David’s best friend. Together they are blessed to be raising their 3 precious children, Raúl Jr born November 30, 2006, David Jr born August 15, 2008, and Camila Abigail born in October 2, 2010. Camila is a special needs child as she suffers from a very rare neurological disorder called Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS). God has been miraculous in providing for her care and treatment.

In 2006 the Lord called David to leave his secular job as an information manager in a Salvadorian business and to dedicate himself to full time ministry. It was through this call that he became part of the ministerial team at Vida Nueva. His first position in January of 2006 was Operational Director of Ministries. In June of 2008 he became Vida Nueva’s Youth Pastor, caring for the youth from Junior High age to College and Career. During that time David discovered the potential in so many youth. In January 2009 he added all the responsibilities of being the Hotel Campus Pastor to his plate. In this position David realized the tremendous need that couples and families have to be pastored, cared for, and discipled. David and Carolina were sent to Bogota Colombia in September 2014 to plant Vida Nueva Bogota.

David’s heart’s desire is to bear much fruit for God’s glory. His favorite Bible verse is John 15:16 which God used to call him into full time ministry. “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”