Make Disciples for Jesus Christ and unite to His Church…
By His Stripes Ministry – Pastor
Hi my Name is Johnny Padilla, I was born in Honduras Tegucigalpa. Just a month from being born. I was brought to Miami Florida. Within a year I went to live in Venezuela. My Father is Cuban and my mother Honduran. At the age of 7 years old I came back to Miami with my mother after my parents got a divorce. Being raised in Miami by a single parent, was an obstacle, not only for my mother, but for me as well.
As I got into my teenage years, I started to drink with my friends, I started to spiral out of control. I was a very talented baseball player. I had made the varsity team as a freshman and even became a starter. But alcohol, partying and girls really made me lose my chances of continuing my dream. Hanging around the wrong crowd then took me to run away from home, to where my mother no longer had any control of me. So when I returned home it was only to get on a plane and leave to Venezuela to live with my dad.
After being in jail 5 times in different places. And going through a separation with the first mother of my son which then got kidnapped and then a divorce with the mother of my second and third child, and then separating from the third woman that was going to be the mother of my 4th child. I have had enough.
My god was money. It was what I always worked very hard for and sacrificed my time and efforts for. The first thing that I would do every morning was to check out my bank account. and the last thing I would do daily was to look at my bank account. Money told me what I could do. Not what was right or wrong. But when it was taken from me, I was dead. And so many other things that came along the way. I got tired of this kind of life. And I gave my life to Christ because my ways didn’t really work. Today I live a life worth living, and I am very happy to able to do all the good intentional things that I’ve always wanted to do, but never really could.
Today I am very happy to say that I am happily married to Angela Padilla the mother of my fourth child, and I don’t have to hurt my youngest son with the same pain that I lived through and had to put my older kids through. God has really revealed himself to me personally, And the joy is tremendous! My personal passion is that everyone gets to experience this kind of love that Jesus came to give us.
And by His stripes we are healed.
To make disciples for Jesus Christ and unite to his church.
To help each and everyone find and fulfill there God given purpose.