Pastor Luis was born in Stillwater, OK and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He is a graduate of the Moores School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston where he studied Opera Performance, Italian and Spanish. He received his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Pastor Luis has been active in ministry and in the community through Walk to Emmaus, Kairos Prison Ministry International, United Way, Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, SHSU Charter School, UPWARD™ Soccer, Spring ISD Ministerial Alliance, Northwest Area Assistance Ministries, and UM ARMY.
In the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, he has served as the Founding Pastor of Misión Milby UMC in Houston, as the Associate Pastor at Servants of Christ UM Parish, also in Houston, as the Associate Pastor at Cedar Bayou Grace UMC in Baytown, as the Senior Pastor of Spring Community Church in Spring, and as the Senior Pastor of Cedar Bayou Grace UMC. Pastor Luis is the Treasurer of the Conference’s Board of Ordained Ministry and a Mentor to the Conference’s Exploring Candidates for ordained ministry.
His preaching experience includes numerous revivals in Methodist, Episcopal and Church of God in Christ congregations. Pastor Luis has taught conversational Spanish for the Houston Police Department, and Spanish and Integrated Fine Arts for Humble ISD. Locally, he has enjoyed a singing career with the Moores Opera Center, Opera America, the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, many Houston-area churches and fine arts organizations, and numerous recitals and concerts at the churches he has served throughout the years.
Currently, Pastor Luis lives in Baytown with his wife, Heather, their daughter, Isabella, and their dog, Luna, where he serves as the Founding Pastor of a brand new United Methodist church in the Baytown & Mont Belvieu area.
You can reach Pastor Luis at 713-819-1232 or Lram_99@iCloud.com.