Myrza and Marco Velasco

Serving in Costa Rica on Global Deployment | Mesoamerica

Myrza Alvarado is originally from Sonora, Mexico in northern Mexico and Marco Velasco from Chiapas, Southern Mexico. They met in a Church of the Nazarene, in Ensenada, Baja California on 1982. They married on April 11, 1987. They have two children: David and Ana Myrza.
Their pastoral ministry was developed in two parts:

  • First, in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico from 1987-2004 as a pastor of the Church of the Nazarene "Ebenezer", and as Academic Dean of the Nazarene Bible Institute today Mexican Nazarene Seminary, Campus Tecate.
  • A second part of the ministry was in Chiapas, Mexico from 2004 to 2017 as co-pastor of the Third Church of Tuxtla, in the Southern District of Mexico in collaboration with Pbro. Fredi Arreola, and as Director of the Mexican Nazarene Seminary Campus Tuxtla 2015-2017.

Myrza during this second stage developed the Children's Ministry with the Children's Church and the Children's Choir of the local church. She studied music at the Northwest Nazarene Biblical Institute (1992), and she graduated in Associate of Arts, Music and Worship. She was the Music Minister of our church Ebenezer (1990-2014). She coursed different music seminars at the School of Music in Ensenada, BC, Mexico (2000). She has taken diplomas in Secretary, Computing and Childhood and Family.

For Marco, studies have advanced along with his pastoral and academic development, in a complementary way. Initially he started with the Bachelor in Theology (1986); Master of Arts (1995, Point Loma); Lic. Sociology (2001, UABC); Master's Degree in Family Counseling (2013, SENDAS); and Doctorate in Ministry (2017, NTS).
After 27 years of Pastoral Ministry they dreamed of being able to dedicate themselves to full-time teaching. And since May 2017, they began a new stage and adventure in the ministry by being part of SENDAS with a special assignment in Theological Teaching.

Both appreciate this great service opportunity through Global Mission.

To God be the glory and honor!




Myrza Alvarado es originaria de Sonora, México en el Norte de México y Marco Velasco de Chiapas, Sur de México. Se conocieron en 1982 en una Iglesia del Nazareno, en Ensenada, Baja California, México. Se casaron el 11 de abril de 1987. Tienen dos hijos: David y Ana Myrza.

 Su ministerio pastoral se desarrolló en dos partes:

  • Ensenada, Baja, México de 1987-2004, primera parte, como pastor de la Iglesia del Nazareno "Ebenezer", y como Decano Académico del Instituto Bíblico Nazareno hoy Seminario Nazareno Mexicano, Campus Tecate.
  •  Una segunda parte del ministerio fue en Chiapas, México de 2004 a 2017 como co-pastor de la Tercera Iglesia de Tuxtla, en el Distrito Sur de México en colaboración con el Pbro. Fredi Arreola, y como Director del Seminario Nazareno Mexicano Campus Tuxtla del 2015-2017.

Myrza durante esta segunda etapa desarrolló el ministerio Infantil con la Iglesia Infantil y el coro de Niños de la iglesia local. Realizó estudios de música en el Instituto Bíblico Nazareno Noroccidental (1992), y graduó en Asociado en Artes, Música y Adoración. Fue la Ministro de Música de nuestra iglesia Ebenezer (1990-2014).  Realizó diferentes seminarios de música en la Escuela de Música en Ensenada, BC, México (2000). Ha cursado diplomados como Secretaria, computación y de la Niñez y la familia.

Para Marco los estudios han avanzado junto con su desarrollo pastoral y académico. Casi de forma complementaria. Inicialmente con el Bachillerato en Teología (1986); Master of Arts (1995, Point Loma); Lic. Sociología (2001, UABC); Maestría en Orientación de la Familia (2013, SENDAS); Doctorado en Ministerio (2017, NTS).

Después de 27 años de Ministerio Pastoral soñaron con poder dedicarse a la enseñanza a tiempo completo. Y desde Mayo de 2017 iniciaron una nueva etapa y aventura en el ministerio siendo parte de SENDAS con una asignación especial en la Enseñanza Teológica.

Ambos agradecen esta gran oportunidad de servicio a través de Misión Global. Esperan con la ayuda de Dios cumplir fielmente cada día de este nuevo ministerio.

¡A Dios sea gloria y honor!

Home Assignment Dates

May 01, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021, Mexico

Home Assignment Dates

Jul 01, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021, United States

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