Raul and Genel bring unique voices into the church planting arena. Their journey began in the 1990s when they successfully started and pastored their own church from the ground up. Then God inspired Raul and Genel to pursue a different type of ministry: equipping pastors and ministry leaders with the legal knowledge necessary to build life-changing churches and organizations. In the two decades since they answered God’s call on their lives, Raul and Genel have taught thousands of pastors and church leaders how to start right, stay right – and sometimes how to get right!
Raul leads a growing staff that has help plant 1,000’s of church. He also authored over 80 effective manuals to help churches and ministries stay compliant with the IRS. He has spearheaded the creation of cloud-based software programs and the new StartCHURCH online university.
In October of 2006, StartCHURCH launched the "Church Compliance & Ministry Empowerment Conference" (now the "Ultimate Church Structure Conference") in order to reach pastors and ministry leaders on a personal level. Since that day, thousands of ministry leaders have come together to hear Raul’s insights on operating the business side of a church. His passion is to empower pastors and ministry leaders to protect their dreams.
Raul and Genel have 5 children and live in the Metro Atlanta area. When they are not helping plant churches, they go to their farm and raise cattle, swine, sheep and poultry implementing sustainable practices.