Jose and Ruth Alvarez were married in 2000 and lived in Honduras where he was pastor for 10 years. In 2006 they moved to Vancouver, because God was leading Jose to further his theological studies. They began the Spanish ministry at EBC in 2008 and joined NICE, a church planting mission organization, through which they are partially supported. In January 2012 Jose came on staff at EBC part time as a church-planting pastor to the Spanish community here in Vancouver. They hold Spanish services here at EBC on Sundays at 1:30 pm. Their three children are Rebekah, Isabella, and Daniel.