Latin America

About our Region

Here's what's Happening in our region:

North America

  • Mexico – 25 churches (Partnership Leaders: Jon Marsden, Bill Laswell, Bill Raymer)

Central America

  • Belize (Partnership Leader: Pat Mulcahy)
  • Costa Rica – 11 churches (Partnership Leader: Jeff Smith)
  • El Salvador – 1 church (no partnership currently)
  • Guatemala – 2 churches (Partnership Leader: Cesar Lopez)
  • Honduras – 9 churches (Partnership Leader: DaNetta Hernandez)\
  • Nicaragua – 9 churches (Partnership Leader: Glen Schroeder)
  • Panama - 2 churches (no partnership currently)

South America

  • Argentina – 2 churches (Partnership Leader: Ray Duran)
  • Bolivia – 4 churches (Partnership Leader: Rich Andrews)
  • Brazil – 100 churches (Partnership Leader: Danny Meyer)
  • Chile – 16 churches (Partnership Leader: Jack Moraine)
  • Colombia – 3 churches (Partnership Leader: Wes Edmondson)
  • Ecuador – 1 church (Partnership Leader: Bennie Gonzalez)
  • Paraguay – 1 church (no partnership currently)
  • Peru – 6 churches (Partnership Leader: Mark and Louise Williams)
  • Uruguay (no partnership currently)
  • Venezuela – 4 churches (no partnership currently) 


  • Cuba (Partnership Leader: Ray Maldonado)
  • Dominican Republic – 9 churches (Partnership Leader: James Ciliberto)
  • Haiti - 1 church (Partnership Leaders: Brian & Natalie Larson and Jon Maurer)
  • Jamaica (no partnership currently)
  • Puerto Rico – 3 churches (Partnership Leader: Ray Maldonado)


  • Irrupción del Reino, Derek Morphew (Breakthrough), Vineyard International Publishing
  • Evangélicos Empoderados, Rich Nathan & Ken Wilson, Sanidad Poderosa, John Wimber & Kevin Springer, Editorial Caribe INC.
  • Evangelización Poderosa, John Wimber & Kevin Springer, Editorial Caribe INC.
  • En Busca Del Centro Radical, Bill Jackson, (The Radical Middle), radical middle press


Click HERE for worship Resources in Spanish that include tutorials on some Vineyard songs. These have been created by an international Viña team in Latin America and produced by Viña worship leaders in Chile.

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Michael Palandro

Regional Coordinator for Latin America (Spanish-Speaking)
Senior Pastor, Vineyard Church of Houston

Michael Palandro is currently senior pastor of the Vineyard Church of Houston, where he has served as a pastor since 1984. He received an MA in New Testament Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was recently certified as a coach for missional leaders through Logan Leadership. Michael has been a partnership leader for Turkey and Colombia, served on the Vineyard Missions Task Force for 7 years and then for 5 years with the Vineyard Ethnic Diversity Task Force. From his passion for Hispanics and Latin America he has led the Vineyard Church of Houston in becoming a multiethnic church that, as part of its unique call, does worship in both Spanish and English. Michael is serving as Regional Coordinator for Latin America (Spanish-Speaking) with Vineyard Missions USA. He and his wife Donna have been married since 1975 and more than anything enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren, Selah, Judah, and Zephaniah. Michael has also been known to show pictures of his motorcycle upon request.