EMM's Newest Appointees March 2010
Armando graduated from the original CETyM seminary in Monclova in 1976. He pastored various churches within the CIEMAR association of churches while simultaneously serving in various posts within CIEMAR's administration. Irma studied for a carreer in business and was working in the banking industry in Monclova, while serving various roles in her local church until she and Armando were married. After they married in 1983, they continued serving in the pastorate.
In 1986, they started the Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Bethesda) in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, MX. In 1996 they joined the staff at Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Tx. AT RGBI, they served in both administerial and ministerial capacities. In March 2010 they came back to serve with EMM, the founding organization of both CIEMAR and CETyM. They will be representing the mission and raising both awareness and support for the many roles of EMM, not only among the traditional English speaking churches but also among the rapidly growing numbers of Spanish language churches that are reaching a maturity level of sending and supporting mission work as opposed to being new mission works themselves.
The Lopez' have three children: Armando, Josué Eduardo and Néstor Isaí and all are active in their local church.