Insight for Living Ministries Spanish—Central America
Insight for Living Ministries’ (IFLM) Spanish-language ministry, Visión Para Vivir (VPV), started broadcasting in 1988 through HCJB in Quito, Ecuador, and KHCB in Houston, Texas. Chilean pastor David Hormachea translated the broadcast and became Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s first voice in Spanish. The broadcast rapidly expanded to numerous stations.
Ken Grant joined VPV as manager in 2000, and for five years he used his radio experience to streamline operations and further expand the reach of VPV to more than 200 stations. In 2006, Carmen Montgomery became the new executive director when Ken transitioned to help IFLM Portuguese, and, in 2007, Carlos Zazueta became the new pastor and voice of VPV. In 2020, Jorge Ponce stepped in to serve as IFLM Spanish’s regional pastor in Guatemala, speaking at conferences and ministering to listeners across Central America. In 2021, IFLM Spanish opened an office in Spain, pastored by Pedro Sanjaime, to support Spanish-speaking listeners across Europe.
The VPV broadcast airs more than 1,600 times a day on more than 700 stations across the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain.
Jorge and Edna Ponce
As the teaching pastor for Central America’s arm of IFLM Spanish, Jorge has many opportunities to represent the ministry throughout the region. Local pastors who listen to the broadcast reach out to Jorge for mentoring in church leadership, and Jorge teaches regularly at the Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA) and at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a regular speaker at conferences and provides biblical answers for listeners who contact IFLM.
Edna serves as a biblical counselor for VPV. Her spiritual journey led her to attend SETECA in Guatemala City, which was the same seminary that Jorge attended. As they studied God’s Word together, they fell in love and followed God’s path into Christian ministry. Further study followed—Christian counseling for Edna and pastoral ministry through a doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary for Jorge. God is using their partnership for growing Christ’s kingdom in Central America.
- El Salvador