A Real Life Candidate

Candidate Rivera in Depth


  • Doctor in Ministry in Leadership (in progress), Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
  • A. in Education; Administration and Supervision, New York University, N.Y., N.Y.
  • A. in Psychology (Psycho-neurophysiology) and Education, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R.
  • Theological Studies-Winter In term, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
  • Theological studies, Seminario Teológico y Escuela de Ministros Barbara Ann Roessler, San Juan, P.R.


  • Ordained Minister of Christian Education- Presbyterian Church, Puerto Rico-1979
  • Ordained Minister and Executive Presbyter of Las Americas Evangelistic Association Inc.- 2008
  • Elder of the Session in the Presbyterian Church for over 35 years.
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)/ National Center for Housing Management-Wash. D.C. -1996
  • Certified Manager of Housing (CMH)/ National Center for Housing Management-Wash. D.C.-1996
  • Phi-Delta Kappa since 1985
  • P.R./First Aid-current.
  • ARC/I.A.T.A. Travel Agent. FL. Seller of Travel.

Life Experience:

  • President-Founder of Las Americas Evangelistic Association Inc. 2007-Present.
  • President of Barbara Ann Roessler Ministries, Presbyterian Church, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Serving there from 1997 to present. 13 years.
  • Chaplain, Director, Executive Director and then President of the Barbara Ann Roessler Academy in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Accredited Private Christian School from Pre-Kinder to Twelfth Grade. From 1977 to 2013. 36 yr.
  • President of Foundation, Fundación Benéfica Barbara Ann Roessler Housing, Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. Home for the elderly and handicapped under HUD. 60 Homes, 1996-Present.
  • E.O., Downtown Inner City Management Co. Housing unit in Miami, Fl. 53 units. 2010-2012. Center for homeless and special needs adults.
  • President and Board member in various Home Owners Associations-HOA’s.
  • Established nine churches in the United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic.
  • President/Founder of Camp Puma Inc. Largest Christian Day Camp in Puerto Rico. 1984 to present.
  • Chancellor, Seminario Evangélico del Caribe-San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1989-1998
  • President/Founder and Executive Producer of M.C.TV. Inc. Television and Radio Ministry. 1992-2004.
  • Founder of the Christian Counseling Centers, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Co-Founder of Orphanage and School, Brigadas de Amor in Honduras. 1989
  • Founded the Mission in the Dominican Republic. Schools, Churches and Social Programs for the poor and needy. 1992-Present.
  • Built School and Church in Les Cayes, Haiti. 2010
  • Directed centers for Haiti Relief after earthquake in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Tampa, Florida. 2010
  • Adopted Elementary School Ebenezer in Bioco Sur, Equatorial Guinea, Africa. 2011
  • Missions to: Cuba, Spain, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, U.S.A., Equatorial Guinea, Africa.
  • Private owner of; Christian Bookstores, Printing Shop,Travel Agency, Food Service outlets, Retail Stores, Import/Export Merchandise Co., Music Schools, Publicity/Media Agency, Martial Arts Schools, Sports Athletic Center, and others. Retired-July 2013.
  • Extensive travel; United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Equatorial Guinea-Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Jamaica, Barbados, U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize, Canada, Austria.

Political Experience/Participation:

  • Interested in politics since a very young age.
  • Was named with his wife Host of the Hispanic Gala in the first Inaugural of President George W. Bush Jan. 2001.
  • Considered to a cabinet post during the presidency of George W. Bush to head the Faith Based Initiative. Department. Letter received by Andy Card, Chief of Staff.
  • Interviewed for cabinet position in the Jeb Bush Government.
  • Yearly visits to Washington D.C. to meet with Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner.
  • Yearly visits to Washington D.C. to meet with Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Executive Director and Staff.
  • Helped to campaign for a Senator in Puerto Rico and had him elected.
  • Candidate for U.S. Senator for Florida, Republican-2015

We Support Ernie Rivera

Melisa Marchand - Tampa, FL Carmen Lopez Cepero - Orlando, FL Lillian Tomas - Tallahassee, FL Peter Goodman - Orlando, FL Maria Velez - Miami, FL Andy Tomas- Tampa, FL Benny Curz - San Juan, PR Mike Johnson - Naples, FL Linda - Fort Worth, TX

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