Hector is Senior Pastor at East Harlem Fellowship, where he has led since 2009 alongside his wife Michelle and their children. He is the founder of the City Lights academic enrichment and mentorship program in NYC. He has served on mission trips in five of the seven continents and was formerly the Executive Director of the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark, New Jersey.
Raised in midtown Manhattan, drug addiction and dysfunction ruled 15 years of Hector’s life. He spent 10 of those years in and out of the prison system until he was radically saved in 1995. It was the unconditional love of God in the Gospel message that transformed him.
Hector released his biography Arrested by Grace (Freiling Agency, December 2018) to share his story of hope. It presents the full gospel as the missing ingredient for true freedom in our nation. Opioid addiction, a growing prison population and a national discussion about criminal justice reform, all find parallels in Arrested by Grace.