Jose has served as a ministry leader/pastor for over 10 years in New Jersey. He is the founding and senior pastor of La Vid Verdadera (True Vine) in Wall, NJ. Prior to planting La Vid, Jose served for ten years as the Ministry Leader and Pastor of the Latino Ministry at Monmouth Worship Center in Marlboro, NJ and for 5 years as treasurer and minister at Templo Cristiano de Brooklyn (Brooklyn Christian Temple) in Brooklyn, NY. Jose graduated from Somerset Christian College (now Pillar College) with a degree in Biblical Studies. He has been a certified minister with the Assemblies of God since 2013. He also is a Senior Manager in Finance for a Private Equity firm in New York City.
Madelyn is currently working on becoming a certified minister with Assemblies of God. She has been highly involved in ministering to women at La Vid and is also the Director of La Vid Worship. She is also a Kindergarten teacher with the New Brunswick School District. Madelyn holds a B.A. in Psychology.
The Riveras have four children Sarai, Priscilla, Julia and Gabriel... and a dog named Jeter. Pastor Jose and Madelyn are both originally from Brooklyn, New York.