Pastor Juan Tacsa has served as a church planter/pastor with Anchored in Truth Ministries for over 15 years. He serves in the mountains of Perú working with the Jaqaru people in the villages of Aiza, Tupe, and Colca. His ministry includes evangelism, teaching, preaching, and personal discipleship. He currently pastors the believers in these three villages while at the same time training up leaders from among them to continue the work in the future. Pastor Juan also serves the churches at the base of the mountains by providing teaching and discipleship. One of the special aspects of Pastor Juan's ministry is his ministry to the children in the villages where he serves. Pastor Juan devotes a lot of his time to teaching the young children God's word through Bible lessons and songs, planting the seeds of the Gospel in their hearts. Pastor Juan is married to his wife, Vivian, and they have a daughter named Damaris.

Update (June 2023):

In May of 2023 an Achored in Truth mission team joined Pastor Juan in the mountains of Peru to assist and support him in his pastoral ministry among the villages there. The team was composed of 2 men from First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, Florida, a pastor from Honduras, and one man from Grace Life Church in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The ministry consisted of door to door evangelism, Bible lessons and activities with children, and teaching and preaching in the local churches. The team was able to visit all three Jaqaru villages in mountains where Pastor Juan ministers. These villages are Aiza, Tupe, and Colca. The team was blessed by the unique opportunities the Lord provided to both encourage the saints there as well as share the Gospel with lost souls. It was a joy for the team to work alongside Pastor Juan and to see him firsthand ministering to both children and adults, faithfully using the unique gifts that God has given him. Pastor Juan requests prayer for the continuation of the ministry in the mountains of Peru. He is currently serving several congregations in several villages, but he continues to be called by other churches from other villages to come and help them. Many of the churches are without pastors and need qualified men to come and teach and lead them. As Jesus said in John 4, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few." Please pray that the Lord would raise up more men to assist Pastor Juan and be trained for pastoral ministry among the mountain villages of Peru. 

Pastor Juan sends his greetings and his thanks for the prayer and financial support provided through the partnership of Anchored in Truth Ministries.