Insight for Living Ministries Spanish
Insight for Living Ministries’ (IFLM) Spanish-language ministry, Visión Para Vivir (VPV), started broadcasting in 1988 through HCJB in Quito, Ecuador, and KHCB in Houston, Texas. Chilean pastor David Hormachea translated the broadcast and became Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s first voice in Spanish. The broadcast rapidly expanded to numerous stations.
Ken Grant joined VPV as manager in 2000, and for five years he used his radio experience to streamline operations and further expand the reach of VPV to more than 200 stations. In 2006, Carmen Montgomery became the new executive director when Ken transitioned to help IFLM Portuguese, and, in 2007, Carlos Zazueta became the new pastor and voice of VPV. In 2020, Jorge Ponce stepped in to serve as IFLM Spanish’s regional pastor in Guatemala, speaking at conferences and ministering to listeners across Central America. In 2021, IFLM Spanish opened an office in Spain, pastored by Pedro Sanjaime, to support Spanish-speaking listeners across Europe.
The VPV broadcast airs more than 1,600 times a day on more than 700 stations across the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain.
Carlos and Karla Zazueta
In 1998, while studying at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), Carlos met Pastor Chuck and expressed his desire to translate Chuck’s material into Spanish. Three years later, Chuck invited Carlos to start a Spanish-language Bible study at Stonebriar Community Church (SCC), which eventually turned into a vibrant Spanish-speaking congregation. After six years at SCC, Carlos became the pastor of VPV.
In 2018, Carlos stepped down from SCC to serve VPV full-time and help pursue Vision 195 in the world’s twenty-two Spanish-speaking countries. With VPV, Carlos travels the world training pastors to use Pastor Chuck’s Searching the Scriptures Bible-study methods and hosting leadership conferences, marriage and men’s retreats, revivals, and seminars. In addition, Carlos now serves as a campus pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bryan, Texas. Carlos holds a ThM and a doctorate in leadership from DTS, and Karla, his wife, has a master’s in leadership, also from DTS. Together, they share a passion for cross-cultural discipleship, beginning at home with their precious son whom they adopted from China in 2018.
- El Salvador