"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Language Proficiency: English & Spanish

Fulfilled Dream: Played Professional Basketball for five years

Favorite Hobby: Reading with a cup of coffee, theological conversations, & scholarly debates

Fan of: British filmmaking





Ruben was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He played professional basketball for five years and began his collegiate studies before reaching the age of 21.

When eligibility rules gave him the opportunity to play basketball in the U.S. while finishing his undergraduate degree, he transferred to Southern Nazarene University and completed a B.S. in Communications, followed by a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). 

Ruben then utilized his artistic skill in becoming an award-winning graphic designer, creative/art director, and producer in the advertising industry. 

At the same time as these rich and varying career arcs, Ruben also acted upon a more important calling that has led to more than 13 years serving the Church. Ruben has led in official capacities as a student evangelist and speaker, a youth pastor, a prison chaplain, an associate pastor, a pastor and a church planter. Ruben will also soon complete a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in worldview and apologetics from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife Julie and their three sons, Jude, Jonah, and Asher, reside in Fort Worth, TX.




M.Div. Worldview & Apologetics

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY


Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK 


BS Communications and Business 

Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK 


BA Mass Communications 

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, PR






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Pastoral, Theological, & Philosophical Influences 

My Father, Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Owen, Thomas Watson, BB Warfield, Herman Bavinck, AW Pink, Charles Spurgeon, Martin Lloyd Jones, Cornelius Van Til, John Frame, Sinclair Ferguson, Voddie Baucham, John MacArthur, Tom Pennington, RC Sproul, Art Azurdia, Albert Mohler, Greg Bahnsen, & Thomas Sowell.


Professional Experience

Creative Director

Steadfast Creative, Keller, TX


Senior Art Director/Creative Director/Producer

Saxum, Oklahoma City, OK


CEO/Creative Director

The Artistique Group, Edmond, OK


Production Manager 

Univision Network, Oklahoma City, OK

Marketing Executive 

Univision Network, Oklahoma City, OK


Program Coordinator

Latino Community Development Agency, Oklahoma City, OK




Ministerial Experience

Church Planter/Pastor

City of God Church, Oklahoma City, OK


Associate Pastor

Quail Springs Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK


Associate Pastor

Iglesia Bautista Central, Oklahoma City, OK


Associate Pastor

Council Road Baptist Church Hispanic Church, Bethany, OK


Prison Chaplain

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Guaynabo, PR





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