Pastoral Staff

Jaime Loya

Senior Pastor
Jaime Loya was born on December 28, 1974 to Juan and Norma Loya of San Benito, Texas. He is the youngest of three children. He graduated from San Benito High School in 1993. That same year, in the ...

Rose Mary Loya

First Lady
Rose Mary Loya was born on August 19th, 1970 in the city of Pharr, Texas to Rev. Francisco and Rosie Benavides. Rose Mary grew up in the city of Sugar Land, Texas and later moved back to the Rio ...

Dr. Francisco R. Benavides was born March 7, 1946 in Harlingen, Texas to Cristobal and Maria Benavides. At the age of 14, he gave his life to the Lord and received his call to the ministry. Being only...

Rosie Benavides

Apostle
Apostle Benavides is the proud mother of five children - Frank Jr., Rose Mary, Elias, Misael and Rebecca, whom all serve in ministry. She has nine (9) grandchildren. Rosie Benavides was born on August...

Abram Gomez

Executive Pastor
Abram Gomez is the Executive Pastor at Valley International Christian Center in San Benito, TX. He serves under the leadership of Bishop Jaime Loya and helps in leading the 1500 member congregation. ...

Rick and Grace Aguirre

Children's Pastors
Pastor Rick Aguirre heads the Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry. Pastor Rick Aguirre was born May 27, 1954 in San Benito, Texas. In the 3rd grade his family moved to Illinois and lived there until his ...

Rev. Brick Cliff is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute and Spring Arbor University. He and his wife Beth have been missionaries under Elim Fellowship since 1987, serving first for twelve years in ...

Mary Jo Martinez

Pastoral Care and Visitation Pastor
Rev. Mary Josephine Martinez, was born on October 29,1963 in Lubbock, Texas, to Bernardo and Josefina Meza. The oldest of five children, she and her family traveled to Ohio as migrant workers for many...