PASTOR  LUIGI PEREZ

Luigi Perez is a licensed local pastor in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Pastor Luigi has been part of the Methodist Church his entire life. During the last 6 years, he has been serving in the clergy body of East Ohio. He has served at “Renacer” (Reborn) Hispanic Ministry of Willard, Bloomville UMC, and Mahoning UMC. Prior to his arrival to America, Pastor Perez served as a Young-Adult Leader and also a Youth Leader in his local church and district in Isle of Youth, Cuba.
Luigi, his wife Yusdenis and their three children, Ludwig, Ian, and Dominik form a family of five. Pastor Luigi escaped from Cuba in the spring of 2008 in an adventure that he calls, “Escaping from Oppression City.” Since he escaped from his country, Pastor Luigi had to start his life all over, including his education. Right now, he holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and is completing his theological education.

Pastor Luigi is committed to excellence characterized by faithfulness to God, his wife Yusdenis, his family, and stewardship of the gifts, talents and resources that God has entrusted to him. Pastor Luigi’s strong points are: planning and leading worship, pastoral care, developing new ministries, communicating effective messages to different audiences, music, and evangelism. In his sermons, Pastor Luigi uses simple language and utilizes different appeals to capture his audience’s attention. The main purpose of his sermons is to lead people into relevant and practical knowledge of the word of God for everyday life.
Pastor Luigi arrived at Grace UMC in July, 2014. He is excited about the great things the Lord is going to do through the people of Grace. As Pastor Luigi says, “The best is yet to come; but NOW, it is God’s time to start living the abundant life the Lord has promised to His church.”