Our Mission is to Go
The Pimentel Project, Inc. (a.k.a. Faces of the Future) supports indigenous ministries in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Kenya through child sponsorship, short-term missions team opportunities, and support for various projects. We also provide administrative support, leadership education, and construction oversight. Our company is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Veterans with Vision
Faces of the Futureshares strategic partnerships with 3 visionary leaders in their respective nations; Radhames Quezada of the Dominican Republic, Saint Okorafor of Nigeria, and Sam Mungai of Kenya. Our objective is to assist these "veterans with vision" fulfill their unique ministries, which reach into the lives of children and help change their futures.
J Bruce Ritter Jr
Bruce is a husband, father, and pastor. He has carried a passion for Pimentel and MIVA since 1994. He is available to share about the the Pimentel Project's ministries and short-term missions teams, as well as minister as a teacher and evangelist to local churches.
Pastor of MIVA
By the age of 17, Radhames lived alone on the streets without food, hopeless, and suicidal; however, God intervened to redeem his life and future. When God saved him, he made a promise to share God's love and do everything he could to change the course of other children's lives. The Father continues to use "Pastor Radha" to reach the city of Pimentel.
Patsy not only manages the Pimentel Project administrative office, but she and her husband, Jacky, are veteran short-term missionaries and crisis chaplains with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse.
Radhys De Saldaña
Radhys is our in-country coordinator for short-term teams and public relations, in addition to her teaching role in CERINFA. Radhys is the Worship leader for MIVA and she really, really loves Dominican coffee.
JW and Jeannie Brown
Founders & Board of Directors
JW Brown founded the Pimentel Project in 1997, after a unique call to serve the vision of Pastor Radhames in October 1996.. Along with his wife, Jeannie, they continue to advance the vision of the Pimentel Project by serving on the board of directors, working with teams, and consulting with construction projects.
Board of Directors
“Bobby” is a leader in his church and city of New Bern, NC. He is the Deputy Fire Chief of the New Bern Fire Department. Since 1994, Bobby has served as a team leader for numerous missions teams to Pimentel, including coordinating much of the construction and landscaping at MIVA.
Zoila is the Principal and Director of CERINFA. She grew up in the city of Pimentel and shares her husband's vision for reaching the children of the city. Zoila's Master's thesis contained the plan for building a private Christian school and nutrition center, which became CERINFA in 1996.
Radhames "Junior" Quezada
Junior promotes MIVA and its mission. He is passionate about fulfilling the vision to "take the city" of Pimentel. He recruits short-term teams, promotes ministry projects, and travels to the US once a year to speak to churches and businesses about the ministry. Junior also oversees much of the development of ministry facilities and events.
Join the Mission
Sponsoring children to attend CERINFA (Center of Education, Restoration, and Nutrition) comprises the heart of the Pimentel Project. CERINFA selects from among the poorest children in Pimentel and enrolls them in a K-8th Grade, Christian based education. Child Sponsorships provide for the cost of enrollment, two hot meals each school day, and a uniform.
We can help local churches and parachurch ministries plan, organize, and experience missions to the Dominican Republic. You will get to see, firsthand, the impact of caring compassion on the lives of children and the impact it can have in a city. We look forward to partnering with you and helping you get your team together.
Our strategic partnerships in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Kenya are actively engaged in reaching and equipping people for life and ministry. Discover the many projects currently under development or already deployed for Kingdom advancement. There are also links for contributions to specific projects.