Nelson and Amy Lugo serve as lead Pastors at Paint Church. Nelson gave his heart to Jesus Christ at the age of 27, while serving in the military. He was set free from a life of drugs and alcohol by the power of Christ and received a call from God to become a missionary. Nelson graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a degree in Missions. He also  graduated from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Christian Ministry.

Amy has been serving the Lord since she was a child but it was not until the age of 15 that she surrendered her life to God’s call to become a missionary. She graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God with a degree in Bible and Elementary Education. Amy and Nelson were married in                                                                                           June of 2003.

They having been serving as Lead Pastors of Panama International Church since July 2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing what God is doing through this wonderful church. They believe that everyone, regardless of their background has a divine purpose from God, to accomplish a distinct plan in this world; to know Christ and to share his love with others.

Amy and Nelson are ordinary people who love God and love people. Nelson enjoys surfing, cayuko, sports (especially NFL Football- Go Giants!) and spending time with his family. Amy enjoys history, teaching in the classroom and being with her family. She also serves as the Women’s Ministry Director.



Pablo Isaac Villarreal and Alejandra Garcia serve as Paint’s Young Adults Directors. Pablo and Alejandra were born in Monterrey, Mexico. Both of them came to know the Lord at the age of 23 in 2011. They got married in 2012 and came to Panama.

Pablo graduated with a degree in Industrial Production Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey, as for Alejandra she graduated with a degree in General Educational Psychology from Universidad de Monterrey.

They both love the Lord and their desire is to see every young adult walking in the center of God’s will. Their vision is to lead as many young adults into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ where they can find true life, fulfill their purpose and advance the kingdom of God.

Pablo likes watching the NFL, enjoys the beach, and loves Mexican food. Ale enjoys reading, fellowship with people, and nutella!


IMG_2393Eduardo García and Clarice Alemán de García, serve as the Youth Directors for Paint Church. Their main purpose is lead people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

“We believe that the best way to reflect God’s love and the best way to bring someone to the feet of Christ, is with your own testimony. When God becomes your first love, and your relationship with him is strong and personal, his love is going to shine from your life.”

Eduardo has been serving the Lord since he was a child, but it wasn’t until his late twenties that he decided to completely surrender his life to Christ. Since then, he has allowed the Lord to guide him wherever He wants him to go. Eduardo has a B.A. in finance from Universidad Latina de Panamá and an MBA from INCAE Business School.

Clarice at the age of 23, had a desire to know more about God. Each day that passed her hunger for God increased, until one day God touched her, and she surrendered her life to Christ, leaving her old ways and as the apostle Paul said, “putting on a new self.” Clarice has a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from USMA.

Eduardo loves football (Cowboys Nation!), enjoys watching movies, and likes reading and investigating what he’s reading (especially the Old Testament). Clarice is a people person, she loves socializing and talking about Jesus. She also loves movies and sports, especially flag football and cayuco.