I was born in San Antonio, Texas to Jose V. and Rosalinda S. Espinoza. I am the oldest of three boys and one older sister. I was raised in San Antonio, Texas and graduated in 1995 from Sidney Lanier High School. After high school, I continued my education at San Antonio College and Harding University School of Biblical Studies in Searcy, Arkansas.
At the age of 15, I was baptized at Grove Avenue Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas, where I was part of an inner-city youth group. Later at the age of 23, I was invited to volunteer in some medical campaigns to different parts of Mexico, which made me realize how blessed I was by God. Upon returning from one of the medical campaigns, I was encouraged by my now brother-in-law, Esteban Gonzales, to get to know Christ better and attend Harding School of Biblical Studies. I was already seeing God’s blessings, but I wanted to know more of his word and that grace which saved me. After attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, I came to Poteau, Oklahoma to see my first niece born. Coming to Poteau, Oklahoma is a blessing because God continues to bless me and now uses me in the sharing of his word. Poteau, Oklahoma is also where God blessed me with my beautiful wife, Amy S. Espinoza, and my Christian family at the Poteau Church of Christ, where I now serve as the Spanish Minister.