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Rafy Gutierrez, Director of Padre de Corazón

Dr. Rafy Gutierrez


Director, Padre de Corazón

Rafael (Rafy) Gutierrez is the Director of Padre de Corazón (Father from the Heart) Ministry, Hispanic Ministry of Abiding Fathers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a master’s degree in Corporate Finance, and a master’s degree in Bible Studies. Rafy holds a Doctorate degree in Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His passion is studying and teaching the Bible and providing pastoral care.

Rafy has given workshops and conferences on fatherhood in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain and in several cities in the United States. He is the producer and the voice of Padre de Corazón Podcast and Radio program in Puerto Rico and Dallas, Texas.

He was ordained as an elder of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas in November of 2015 and as pastor in March of 2016. Rafy and his wife, Ernestine (Ernie), relocated to Plano from Puerto Rico in 1995. They have two grown daughters, Amy and Wendy, and two beloved grandchildren, Coral and Joel. He and his wife are active members of The Heights Baptist Church, Hispanic Ministry, in Richardson, Texas.

For our ministry resources in Spanish, please visit Padre de Corazón.