Pastor Julio Rivas

Associate Pastor
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I married my high school sweetheart, Miranda, and we have four children, Julio, Justin, Alicia, and Ava plus two dogs Dozer and Dante. I was born in Chicago but my family moved to the Clark Fulton neighborhood on Cleveland’s Westside when I was in Junior High. I attended Lincoln West High for freshman and sophomore years and graduated from John Adams high school. I am also a graduate of Leads of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a ministry leadership program specializing in equipping men and women to serve in God’s Kingdom.

My wife Miranda is an RN at the Cleveland Clinic and has been serving the Cleveland community since 2006. I have been employed with Swagelok since 2000. Shortly after graduating high school, I decided to become a Christian and follow Jesus. This decision has affected every area of my life. One way specifically is the call to engage young folks in the urban context, live on mission, and develop disciples. I do this by living out my faith in transparency,  authenticity and building relationships in a manner that attracts folks to Jesus.

Grace Old Brooklyn has been our home church since 2006 and has allowed us to live out our passions. We are blessed to be apart of such a loving and dedicated family of believers who live out the hope, healing, and freedom that comes through Jesus Christ.