Our Team

Our Team

Radhames Quezada
MIVA Pastor

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.

JW Brown
Founder, Board Member

The origin of the Pimentel Project, Inc. is quite simple. JW Brown was called to the ministry while in high school. He attended Bible College and earned a BS degree with a ministerial major. For the next 14 years after graduating from college, he struggled with understanding the details of the calling.

On October 20, 1996 at 5:20 in the afternoon, while attending a children's service in Pimentel, Dominican Republic, it became very clear to JW the very reason he was born. He had to answer the question, "what are you willing to do?" The answer was, and still is, "I will do whatever you ask me to do." The directive - now is the time complete the project and use the talents that I have gifted to you. Thus the Pimentel Project, Inc. was born. And less than 1 year later, in August 1997, the first classes of kindergarten thru 3rd grade convened.

Jay and his wife, Jeannie continue to love and serve MIVA and the Pimentel Project through frequent trips to the DR.

Bruce Ritter

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.

Patsy Ritter

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.