Juan and Eva Barrientos are missionaries serving near Lima, Peru in the community of Jose Galvez. Juan has served as World Reach-Peru’s Field Director since inception in 1998, and he has oversight of all World Reach staff and projects in Peru.
Juan and Eva planted Iglesia Christiana La Roca (The Rock Christian Church) in Jose Galvez, where Juan is pastor. This church serves as the model for the couple’s other church planting efforts in Peru.
The Barrientos’ ministry through the local church includes evangelism, discipleship, church planting, leadership training, hosting short-term mission teams, conducting Bible clubs and youth camps for children and young people, and women’s ministry.
Juan is a visionary leader. He started not only La Roca Christian Church, but also La Roca Christian School (opened 2005), La Roca Prenatal Clinic (opened 2007), and La Roca Medical Center (opened 2009).
Juan is also very involved with World Reach Bible Institute-Peru, which educates and trains national pastors and graduated its first class in 2003.
Juan and Eva’s goal is to see more local churches planted throughout the country of Peru and more lives won to Christ. Their strategy is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children and young people through Bible clubs, discipleship, counseling, camps, conferences, and La Roca Christian School. They hope to then reach the children’s parents through these programs. Their strategy is also to share the Good News with teenage girls and women through La Roca Prenatal Center. World Reach uses La Roca Prenatal Center as a vessel to encourage the choice of life and to spread God’s love to young women throughout their pregnancy.