My story is the fortunate one. The Lord has always been faithful to me and my family. 
I was born and raised in a Christian home in Paraguay South America as a pastor’s child and grew up knowing the truth. Yet unfortunately like many teenagers strayed from the Lord for a short while, but God in his faithfulness used my grandfather (Lorenzo) to remind me I am no one without the Lord. After coming back to the Lord he trained and use me in ministry from a very young age and continues to use my family. I did not grow up in a perfect home, we did not have a lot, but I did grow up in a home who knew the one who is perfect. It is my desire to help people know our Lord and his perfect love. Then help them express their love to our Lord in worship. 
Daniel Candia/Music Ministry

So like everybody else my story starts with my parents. I was born to a 17 year old single mother in Los Angeles California. Shortly after I was born my father passed away and my mother fell into addiction. I later fell into the same gang lifestyle as well. Yet at the age of 17 I gave my life to Christ. The best decision I ever made that would forever affect my future. Since then my life has been a constant adventure and joy with our Lord Jesus. At 18 I entered Masters commission and for three years did seminary classes learning more about my Lord, His word and how to serve him. Then my Lord sent me for two years as a missionary to Paraguay South America to start a Masters commission and work with street kids there. During that time I met my husband Daniel Candia as we served together in Paraguay. We have now been married for 13 years and been in youth ministry and worship ministry the whole time. We now have the joy of servicing here at FBCPG. I also have the privilege of serving as young life’s missionary to Charlotte high school and Port Charlotte middle school.

Jennifer Candia/Youth Ministry Leader