From the Jungles to the Cathedrals: The Captivating Story of Juan Carlos Ortiz
Title: From the Jungles to the Cathedrals: The Captivating Story of Juan Carlos Ortiz
Dr. Juan Carlos Ortiz narrates the story of how he went from the jungles to the cathedrals. Through the pages of this book, he leads the reader on his journey from his humble beginnings with an alcoholic father, to when Jesus, in the form of two missionaries, transformed his life. In spite of his mother’s resistance to waste any time on “nonsense”, their persistence to share the good news of the gospel paid off. They spoke the words her broken heart longed to hear. Jesus became their provider, their comforter, their joy. Although his mother couldn’t meet all their needs through her work, supernaturally they always had enough. The impossibility of him and his siblings to attend school was suddenly a possibility. As a young man, Dr. Ortiz feels the need to serve the One who changed their lives. He enters into the seminary beginning his journey into the ministry. Along the way he is influenced by great international leaders like Tommy Hicks, who leave a lasting impression on his life. Soon after, he becomes pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in California, one of the most important churches in the United States.