Rio Grande Valley



  • 1,305,782 people

  • 90% Hispanic with a growing Asian population 

  • Churches in the RGV are about 81% Catholic, 8% Baptist, 11% other

  • Drought and an economic crisis have impacted local churches. Many are struggling to stay open and some have closed their doors.


  • A Fruitful Rio Grande Valley where the fruit consists of 100s of multiplying churches, faithful obedient disciples making disciples, and all of God’s followers joining Him on mission.


  • To facilitate churches in starting churches, facilitate church planters start new churches, help great commission Christians become disciples that make disciples, and see a church planting movement in the valley.


  • Work with local churches to develop into church planting centers.

Goals for 5 years

  •  100+ multiplying churches in 5 years.

Opportunities: Join us to impact the Rio Grande Valley with the Gospel and in making disciples that leads to new churches.

  • Join the Rio Grande Valley in Prayer
  1. Pray for our goal of planting churches.
  2. Keep up with our work through Facebook: Pushing Back the Darkness in Texas
  • Come and join us in the harvest
  1. Come down on a survey trip with your church team.
  2. Come as a summer church planting intern.
  3. Come and plant a church.
  4. Come and support the work of a new church plant.


David Ortega, send David a message or call 956.874.3438.

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