Jonathan and Leo are the founding and co-pastors of New Covenant Church San Antonio (NCCSA) It is our prayer, passion and desire to make New Covenant Church San Antonio a church that welcomes and embraces ALL people, and to fulfill the greatest commandment in The Word of God to “love God and love each other.” All leaders of (NCCSA) have been ordained through the Covenant Network, which is committed to establishing churches across the globe where the “Spirit of God is being poured out on all people” (Acts 2:17)
Favorite Verse: (Phil 1:20-21) I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Jonathan grew up in a large home with nine siblings. He was born again in April of 2004 and has had a passion to serve the Lord in ministry ever since. He has always shared a desire for missions and to see the church be what God has called her to be. Jonathan has spent 13 months in Asia teaching English as well as ministering to children and youth. He has also spent over a year being equipped and trained by an Apostle in the house church movement for further work in the kingdom of God. In 2016 God brought Jonathan and Leonard together and they have been happily married since June of 2018.
Favorite Verse: (Rom 8:38-39) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Leonard was born and raised a Catholic then born again in July of 1982. His spiritual journey began first in the Spanish speaking Southern Baptist church. Then as he grew spiritually God began to lead him churches that were more Spirit filled. Leonard has been involved in many churches as his job took him all over the world. He has served in many capacities from sound ministry to Sunday School teacher, Later on he was involved in Youth ministry and was a lay minister in a Gospel church in Germany. He has made several missionary trips to include Honduras and Mexico.
Favorite Scripture (Galatians 5:22-23)
But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Will Carr finds great joy in doing the work of the Lord, especially when it comes to sharing his life and testimony of how amazing God is. Currently he resides in Houston TX and is under the covering of Pastors Jonathan and Leo Cardenas. Will was raised in both the Southern Baptist tradition and Church of God In Christ tradition, but didn’t experience the true freedom of walking after Jesus until he felt the call of God in a Covenant Network church. He was ordained in 2021 under the 5-Fold ministry of Teacher and currently teaches Sunday school at New Covenant Church San Antonio (NCC-SA). He also currently serves as part of the Touch Ministry that seeks to reach out and engage all those who might need a church home or assistance from NCC-SA.
Favorite Verse: (2Tim 1:7) For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline(Sound Mind).
Chris comes from a Powerful Spirit-Filled/Pentecostal Background where he often saw demonstrations of God’s Power and Love on a daily basis. He was Water Baptized in 1977 at 7 years of age, and was also filled with The Holy Ghost 15. Chris has served in many areas of ministry in his local church through his teen years and up until adulthood. Chris called into ministry in 2007 in his 1st Associate pastorate role where God Supernaturally relocated him from Beaumont,Tx to The Houston,TX ) established a Spirit -Filled Affirming Church. from then until now Chris has dedicated his life and continued service to be an integral part of ministry leadership within many Spirit-Filled churches and organizations that lift up Jesus and practice a “Whosever Will”Gospel. Chris was blessed to have met Pastor’s Leo & Jonathan in 2018 at a conference in Houston, Tx and immediately forged a friendship that Chris is very thankful for and now serves under their leadership at New Covenant Church of San Antonio.
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