Pastor Chris Garcia
Christian Garcia is the Senior Pastor of Pneuma Church, a Hispanic church of many years in the West Kendall area of Miami-Dade County. Its members are first and second generation immigrants. Pneuma Church serves its community through outreach programs with a special emphasis on serving children and youth.
Pastor Chris was born on January 26, 1977 and is the son of Cuban parents. He gave his life to the Lord in 1995 at the age of 18 and has never looked back. He was ordained to the ministry in 2001 and began working as a youth pastor until later transitioning to Associate Pastor and eventually becoming the Senior Pastor of Pneuma Church. He is the product of intentional discipleship focused on leadership development. He places special emphasis on making disciples for Christ anchored in the word of God. His passion is to expand the kingdom of God from one generation to another.
Pastor Chris’ bicultural background and ability to communicate well in English and Spanish helps him closely connect with people of different cultural backgrounds and ages. This ability positions him to be effective in reaching the vision and purpose of God for every person who considers Pneuma Church as his spiritual home. In addition, his passion for those who have not yet reached is clear in his commitment to preach the gospel at home and in other countries equipping the saints with the Word of God, the character of God and lifestyle of Jesus.
Pastor Chris obtained his university degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University. In 2004, he married his wife, Gabriela, and together they have four children: Hadassah Grace (12), Christian David (10), Bella Gabrielle (7), and Jeremy Josiah (5).