PASTOR WILMER'S MINISTRY

Pastor Wilmer Godoy
Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana

At work in the community by loving God and serving others.

“Our purpose and mission as a church is to, first and foremost, love God with all of our hearts, our souls, and our minds, and then to serve others by way of love.” - Pastor Wilmer Godoy

The first – of now thirteen churches – was established in 2010 by Pastor Wilmer Godoy and his wife, Yeni, in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They rented a building and began an outreach program serving the community and have seen God change lives and do many amazing things. 

Self-taught on thirteen musical instruments, God led Pastor Wilmer to use this talent to invite children into the church to learn to play instruments, sing and worship God. Within a few short years the Freedom Band was formed, and there are now twelve musicians who rotate. 

Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana and the Freedom Band accepts invitations to minister in churches throughout Honduras and other parts of Central America. This has brought about the planting of twelve additional churches, with the same mission, in locations throughout Honduras, including one each in Mexico and Nicaragua.

Each of the thirteen congregations believe that leadership and discipleship development are a main focus.  They are making disciples and sending them out beyond the four walls of the church building. Ninety percent of the church is children and youth who come from very difficult situations, but are being transformed by the power of God.

Pastor Wilmer leads Freedom Band, is lead pastor – and sometimes worship leader – at Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana San Pedro Sula. He is a translator, musician, crusade organizer, and often takes mission groups around Honduras, and other countries. Yeni, is a psychologist and uses her knowledge and God inspired wisdom to minister to the children, as well as adults. 

God has given Pastor Wilmer and Yeni great vision for the future and their hearts are full of excitement as they step out in faith for what He is asking them to do. Their four grown children are all involved in the ministry: teaching, leading, and participating in Freedom Band. 

Approximately 75 to 100 young children participate in Pastor Wilmer’s daily outreach program. Most are from broken homes with one or both parents in gangs or prison. Wilmer, Yeni, their three sons and one daughter, and a few volunteers, open the church building seven days a week, from 8am to 10pm to offer these children a safe haven. Financial donations provide the children with a meal. Donated instruments and computers make it possible to teach music and computer skills. Pastor Wilmer also acquired “scholarships” for these children to attend a bilingual school of the arts. These talents and lessons help prepare the children for a successful future and a way out of poverty and crime.

The church building is a safe haven for the neighborhood children. At home they are exposed to drugs and alcohol and most experience physical and mental abuse. Many of the girls have been, or are being, sexually abused. At the church the children are safe.

Nearly all of the children are learning to play the piano, some the trumpet or saxophone, and several play the drums, guitar and bass guitar. Those who hone their musical skills have the opportunity to become part of the Freedom Band, playing worship for crusades and at the prison. The Freedom Band is highly sought after throughout Honduras and Central America.

The 2021 “building fund” campaign to purchase a building means rent dollars are turned into ownership dollars. The much larger facility means more people are reached with the Gospel and more children are being mentored and taught skills for the future. And, by owning the building, donations are being used for ministry instead of rent.

Please pray with us for God’s protection, wisdom and direction as we endeavor to increase this ministry and serve the people of Honduras.

One of many success stories is Louis. While only a teenager Louis fell and broke his back when working. The fall left him paralyzed at the waist and, shortly after the accident, his mother passed away. Louis had gone into deep depression and was ready to commit suicide when Pastor Wilmer saw him on the street and began to minister to him. Pastor Wilmer offered to teach Louis to play the bass guitar at no charge if he would come to church to learn. Louis agreed, became an accomplished bass player, moved into a room at the church, and began to teach the children the bass guitar. Although Louis is confined to a wheelchair, he knows his strength and success comes from the Lord, Jesus Christ. Now married with a family, Louis used the skills he learned under Pastor Wilmer to secure employment and is supporting his family as an audio engineer. Only God!

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”  -Eph 3:20-21 NKJV

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