Gerald Lorenzo

Topics: Children's Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Leadership Development, Marriage & Family, Youth and Young Adults

Gerald Lorenzo

Gerald Lorenzo’s life is fueled by his love for others, his passion to serve, the grace of God, and his entrepreneurial spirit. He is the CEO of Asesoria Consular RD, an organization that provides immigration counseling services in Dominican Republic. He is also developing a ministry called One by One Child that focuses on evangelism efforts geared toward children.

He is also the Principal Youth Leader of his church in Fort Lauderdale, where he is empowering youth and teenagers to be committed with the lordship of Jesus-Christ.

Gerald didn’t always imagine he would have such incredible opportunities. Raised in a dangerous neighborhood in Santo Domingo, and abandoned by his father when he was only four years old, his childhood years were marked by difficulty and heartache. His mother worked hard to provide, but there was simply not enough money for basic necessities. When his mother learned about Compassion International’s child development program, she immediately enrolled him. At six years old, he received a sponsorship into the program and everything started to change. With the provision of nutritious food, education, and other physical needs, Gerald began to flourish. After graduating high school, he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in business management.

He is currently a student of Theological Studies from the Wisdom and Integrity Institute associated with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also graduated from the Public Policy Process program at the Leadership Institute. He plans to pursue further studies and earn a Master Degree.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Gerald enjoys speaking to high school youth, university students, and church congregations about serving others, expanding the Kingdom of God, developing strong leaders, and growing ideas into business. He lives with his wife Vanessa and his first daughter Valerie in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.