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The 131st General Conference of the Brethren Church
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Joe Burgos

Workshop Host
Joe Burgos was born in Mexico.  He is the son of a man who served 59 years as the pastor of the Antioquia church in Merida, Mexico. Missionaries arranged for college scholarships for Joe to study in the states where the Lord then called him to be a pastor.  Janice grew up in New Jersey where she felt the call to be a missionary while at church camp.  Joe and Jan met at college in East Tennessee. Joe has served as a pastor to English and Spanish speaking congregations in Chicago, in Houston, and finally in N. Manchester, Indiana. He has preached in Mexico, Spain, and in several of our missions in South America.  He has also worked as an English teacher and a counselor. Jan was a high school Spanish teacher.  Joe and Jan have three children.  Peter is a missionary doctor in Asia.  David is a  church planter/ English teacher in Barcelona, Spain.  Rebecca lives in Indiana, which is why they retired there.  They have eleven grandchildren, one of whom, Becca, is a "missionary to missionary kids" for JAARS, Wycliffe Bible translators in Waxhaw, N.C.