Meet The Team

  • Yeriel was born and raised in West Tampa, FL. He was raised in a Christian home and at the tender age of eight realized a God given passion for evangelism. At the age of 30 he answered the Lord's call to plant a multi-ethnic church in the heart of Tampa with the help of his wife, Pastor, family and close friends. he has a passion for theology, urban apologetics, Greek literature and early church history. His favorite quote comes from Pastor and theologian R.C. Sproul that reads, "We do not segments our lives, giving some time to God, some to our business or schooling, while keeping parts to ourselves. The idea is to live all of our lives in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and for the honor and glory of God. That is what the Christian life is all about." Yeriel is currently enrolled in Faith Theological Seminary where he is studying towards a Th.D. He's currently working on his first book, "Labour or Love: which speaks on the fact that a Holy, righteous and just God would form mankind in His image despite His foreknowledge of their future rebellion. Yeriel currently lives in Tampa with his wife Francheska and their two children, Jazlene and Israel.

    Favorite Passage:

    "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. he is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent that theirs."

    - Hebrews 1:1-4 ESV

  • Francheska was born in Condado, Puerto Rico and moved to Tampa, FL when she was in the third grade. As a young girl she loved to sing and perform. It wasn't until she came to saving faith in Jesus that she felt the call to lead God's people in corporate worship. Francheska also leads the women's ministry.

    Favorite Verse:

    "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."

    - John 1:14 ESV

  • Will was born in the Bronx, NY and was raised there until the age of 11. He was relocated to Tampa, FL where he now calls home with is wife, Luz, and their four children. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 12 by the saving grace of God. Using his God given talents, Will has been able to help many churches with a look and feel that's unique, eye catching, and modern in all areas of creativity and visualization. Combining his love for Jesus and passion for art and technology, he hopes to bring a one of a kind appearance to The House of Restoration in Christ that will draw in the next generation to be transformed by the Holy Spirit.

    Favorite Verse:

    "For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace"

    - Romans 8:6 NASB

  • Luz was born and raised in Tampa, FL. Having experience as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher, home school teacher, and children's church teacher of all ages, Luz has a passion that cannot be taught and plenty of versatility to appeal to any age group. Having grown up in the foster care system, there is a special place in her heart for kids, especially ones who may feel rejected by the ones who are supposed to love them. What was once a sense of hopelessness was turned into a truth of love that only God can give. Luz can now point kids who may feel like she did to the one who saved her.

    Favorite Verse:

    "But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of grace of God.

    - Acts 20:24 ESV

  • Misael was born and raised in Tampa, FL. After graduating high school, Misael was involved in various urban outreach programs to minister to college students in the city. He has served with The Underground, Intervarsity, and Open Arms Church. His passion is Christian counseling and leading small groups.

    Favorite Passage:

    "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,"

    - Romans 3:23-24 ESV

  • Olga was born and raised in San Turce, Puerto Rico. She then moved to the mainland at the age of 24, and met her husband Luis through a coworker. She felt the Lord call her to repentance at the age of 25 and gave her life to Christ. Olga has been passionate about learning God's word and teaching it to any and everyone she comes across. Her passion is teaching, intercession and evangelism.

    Favorite Passage:

    "Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable crown. So I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified."

    - 1 Corinthians 9:25-27

  • Luis was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico. He then moved to Springfield, Massachusetts where he joined the United States Navy at the age of 18. After his time in the Navy, Luis relocated to Tampa, FL where he met his wife Olga. Luis is an entrepreneur that has worn many hats. He's owned a restaurant, home remodeling business, and now runs a commercial refrigeration company that has been in operation for over 15 years. Luis grew up in a Christian home and has a great passion for evangelism and Christian counseling.

    Favorite Verse:

    "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

    - Psalm 27:1 ESV