In the New Testament three of Paul's letters, 1st and 2nd Timothy as well as Titus, are written to evangelists or preachers. They provide great insight into the work and responsibility of evangelists in the early church. Today, we more commonly use the terms "preacher" or "minister". Their work includes teaching both existing Christians so they can grow in their faith as well as talking about Jesus with non-Christians. At the Aledo Church of Christ, we have one full-time minister and two part-time ministers.
The Aledo church of Christ welcomed Marco Arroyo as our new preacher on December 6th, 2017.
Marco was raised in Los Angeles, California, where he encountered the gospel while in high school. A few months after he became a Christian, he preached his first sermon and knew instantly that his life was meant to be given entirely to the preaching of the gospel. After high school, Marco attended the Brown Trail School of Preaching and graduated after two years of study and training.
Beginning with his time in school, Marco began to preach at various congregations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and California. Soon after he began preaching, he started receiving invitations to speak at gospel meetings, lectureships, and evangelistic campaigns in the United States, Mexico, and Costa Rica.
Marco loves to preach the truth to those inside and outside of the body of Christ. He spends much time in study, making great efforts to memorize many passages of Scripture, which he says help him to be a more effective teacher and preacher. He loves God’s word, and knows it has a very relevant message for all.
Marco also has a great passion for serving others. He affirms that a being a minister means more than being just a preacher. It means being there for those in need, ready to sacrifice to help them physically and spiritually.
Marco married Maggie Arroyo (formerly Alvarenga) on May 10th, 2015, and loves to serve the Lord with her. Since they became husband and wife, they have participated in mission trips, door-to-door evangelism and in-home Bible studies, and have done many other works of service in the kingdom of God. They love spending time with and serving other people and are excited to begin their work with the Aledo church of Christ.