Movement Church | San Marcos, CA



Desi and his wife, Zara serve as leaders with IMPACTO: School of Ministry and Transformation in Oaxaca City. IMPACTO operates to train leaders and reach every corner of Oaxaca with the love of Jesus Christ. Desi and Zara are involved in the teaching and mentoring of students, coordinating local outreaches and coordinating massive regional festivals. Movement Church is honored to be their family and partner with the miraculous work happening in Mexico!

Thank you for partnering with the Kingdom of God by supporting Desi financially. 


Hi, my name is Desi Torres. I serve as a missionary in Oaxaca, Mexico as a ministry leader with IMPACTO, School of Ministry and Transformation. My focuses are teaching and mentoring students, coordinating local outreaches, and coordinating regional evangelism festivals. I am honored to partner with the Holy Spirit to reach this region.  

I surrendered my life to Christ on April 24, 2011 and haven’t looked back. One year after I decided to follow Jesus, I was baptized (Spring 2012) at a men’s retreat and God had reminded me of a desire that he had placed within my heart when I was a child, to travel the world and share about Jesus. Months after I was baptized I decided to enter into a one-year discipleship program. A week before I was going to graduate (Fall 2013),  a pastor approached me and invited me to be part of a team he would be taking to Oaxaca, Mexico. I quickly said “yes” and began taking necessary steps of leaving life as I had known it behind.

In the summer of 2014, we moved to Northern Oaxaca to plant a church and begin discipling locals. Less than a year later, we launched our discipleship school IMPACTO and continue to welcome new classes of students each year. Over the years our students have become pastors, missionaries, church leaders, and founders of non-profit organizations targetting Pro-Life campaigns, addiction, prostitution and orphanages.  IMPACTO’s mission is to stir our students up to love and good works, that they would passionately impact society with the love of God, and the message of Jesus Christ. 

Apart from our regular city ministries, we host mass evangelistic festivals throughout Oaxaca. Thousands attend and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time. As we move into new regions we focus on growing relationships with the local churches to see them empowered in evangelism to their homes. During these festivals, mission teams from the US come to partner with our staff and students. The Body of Christ comes together in power to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. The Harvest is great! 

– Desi