Pastor Paco Amador was born in Mexico City. At the age of 14 he came to North Carolina where he finally committed his life to the Lord Jesus during his high school years. While studying at Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute in 1991 Paco visited Little Village, the largest Mexican immigrant neighborhood in the Midwest, and immediately felt like he had arrived at the place of his calling.
Following a two year missionary experience with Operation Mobilisation in Spain, Paco returned to Chicago where he learned the transformative community principles of the Christian Community Development Association while working at the Lawndale Christian Health Center. After a nine year stint as a public school teacher, in 2005 Paco was called into full time pastoral ministry leading the New Life Community Church congregation in Little Village. New Life Community Church is a multi-site church with 14 different locations throughout the Chicago area. The Little Village campus is a young bilingual congregation with multiple services throughout the neighborhood in English and Spanish and a growing gang prevention ministry among many other efforts.
“Pastor P” and his wife Sylvia have been married for seventeen years and have seven children. Paco is currently serving as the chairman of the board of directors for the Lawndale Christian Health Center. He is pursing a doctoral degree from Bakke Graduate University.