Carlos Pimentel grew up in a small village in the mountains in the Dominican Republic. During his youth he learned the gospel through his mom, and the small evangelical church. When he was 10 years old, his mom sent him to the sick in the hospitals. To pray for them and preach the gospel. Through his education from his mom, and by serving other people through the church, God planted a passion in him.
After Hurricane David in 1979, a ministry came to his community. He got the opportunity to work together with them. The teams stayed for months, but it made him frustrated that he was not able to communicate with the team. With his Spanish and English bibles open, he listened to many different Transworld Radio programs, to learn English and to work on his discipleship.
When Carlos was 18 years old God allowed him to start community development projects around the border with Haiti. He moved to Santo Domingo to continue his study and worked together with different ministries. Carlos’ experience and expertise includes over 20 years of involvement in the field of community development for various organizations including: World Vision, Food for the Hungry, and CARE international.
Carlos is currently wearing three different ministry hats. He works for three different organizations, quite often in the same communities.
The first organization he is representing is Pro Infancia. This organization promotes the integral development and maximum well-being of children and adolescents by promoting initiatives for the protection and defense of their rights together with families, communities, the State, and other sectors that work on this issue.
Another ministry Carlos is representing in the Dominican Republic is Empowering Action. This organization has a focus on combating spiritual and physical poverty in partnership with the local church. By equipping the global church for greater biblical fidelity and ministry effectiveness. With their program K2:42 they support and train local church leaders and improve their bible literacy.
Carlos is since 2014 working for this organization. He is the Dominican country director, and a board member. Their office is in Santo Domingo.
The third ministry is the Institute for Christian Holistic Transformation (ITCI). The goal of this ministry is to provide leadership training and transformation. They seek to strengthen the godly character of servant leaders in the communities and to provide tools and abilities to increase the competences of local leaders.
Carlos’ expertise in the different organizations, makes that he often manages different projects in Santo Domingo and San Pedro and the surrounding communities. This also gives opportunities for Hungry For Life to send different kinds of teams, who can support the work each of these organizations is doing.