Hello, my name is Estevan Montoya. This is my wonderful family that God has blessed me with. We are sent out of Valley Bible Baptist, Espanola, NM. We are in the church planting and local church revival/evangelism ministry. Based in Taos, NM, we planted an Mountain View Baptist Church and travel the Southwest of America preaching for revival and encouraging churches to plant more churches. (Well, I preach, but my family travels wife me most of the time.)
It is my desire to see God sent one last Biblical revival before the last times. I believe that church planting is essential to see this take place. This website is dedicated to seeking God for his power to plant churches and see revival take place.
I did not have the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. My parents were divorced when I was a young child, and this caused a lot confusion. My mother wanted me to have Godly influence, but she couldn’t find what she knew was right for me. While this was going on, I began to be influenced by the bad crowd, and this caused him to be somewhat rebellious. While in High School, I made some mistakes, which eventually led me to be placed in a Christian School. It was at this school that I began to hear the truth of my sin. I went to this school for almost an entire year without ever being saved. I continued my lifestyle of sin without the school finding out. During a Wednesday night service, under the preaching of a missionary, I realized how wicked I was in the Eyes of a Holy God. It was that night that I wept at an altar, “People think I’m something I’m tired of living a lie, would please forgive me?” And that night those tears of sorrow became tears of joy as the stain of sin was washed away by the Precious Blood of Jesus.
Shortly after my conversion, God began to call me to preach. After seeing my friend, Steven Reyes, answer the call to preach, God began to tell me that I needed to follow God. This would be hurdle in my life, because I already began to pursue a career in Web/Graphic Design. I fought the call of God for a months, but preaching got a hold of me once again. During a regional competition of Baptist schools in New Mexico, God used Pastor Brain McMath to speak to my heart. The first night of the meeting I answered the call of God for my life, and to my surprise, it was also the answer to the sixteen years of prayers my mother had be making since I was born.
I attended Golden State Baptist College, and while at college I met my future wife, Eileen. We dated for three years before marriage. I had the blessing of helping my future wife find the assurance of Salvation just weeks before our marriage. Just one week after graduation, we were married.
Not knowing what was next, we went back to my home church, Rio Grande Baptist Church. While serving as Assistant Pastor, I knew God wanted me in Evangelism. I had to make sure that God was leading me, and after much prayer and listening to God in preaching, it was evident that God called me. During this time God blessed the us two daughters.
God called the our family to Taos, NM to start a KJV Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. We started MVBC May 18th, 2008.