It’s been said that to be a preacher, you must have the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros. But is it really true that you have to grow tough and hard in order to endure the criticism and trials that come with being a minister of God’s Word? Pastor Fernando Ortiz ofMile High Calvaryin Highlands Ranch, Colorado says “no.” In this episode Fernando talks with Nick Cady about how he aims to not lose his sensitivity as a person and his heart for people even in the midst of the emotional ups and downs of ministry, and how that translates into preaching.
Fernando was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up all over the world – from Korea to Germany. He eventually landed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he received Jesus as his Savior. Fernando attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta California, and then completed a Pastoral Internship at Calvary of Albuquerque, under Pastor Skip Heitzig. He served at Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho in New Mexico and Calvary South Denver in Colorado as youth pastor before foundingMile High Calvaryin Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where he serves as Senior Pastor. Fernando’s heart is to communicate the gospel to all of Denver and see people come to know Jesus as their Lord, God, and Savior. He lives with his wife Carol and their three children Ethan, Kendra, and Olivia. Follow Pastor Fernando on Twitter@pastorfern
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