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Mario Balderas

Children's Ministry

Mario Balderas


I was born and raised in the Inland Empire and a graduate of Bloomington High School. Immediately after high school graduation I enrolled into a nursing program and became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. I practiced as an LVN for 10 years before becoming a Registered Nurse. I spent the last 13 years of my career as an RN at Redlands Community Hospital. I have learned so much from my experiences as a nurse that I feel will translate to now working in full time ministry.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Michelle for twenty years. We have two amazing children; Selena and Mario Jr. who have grown up at The Rock and now faithfully serve as volunteers in the Childrens Ministry. We currently reside locally, in Reche Canyon.

My beautiful wife and I committed our lives to the Lord, here at The Rock in 2008 . It was by far the best decision of our lives! I vividly remember going to pick up our children that following Sunday from their classrooms. They were so full of joy and excitement as they shared the new memory verse they had just learned. It was right at that moment, that I knew The Rock is where we needed to plant ourselves and grow roots. We were eager to learn, grow, and help build the kingdom of God, so we began to volunteer in the best Children's Ministry on the planet! Passionate about the things of God, I decided to enroll myself into The Rock Bible College where I received my degree in Biblical Studies in 2015. For many years, my wife and I have known that we are called to ministry. As we continued to “stay in our lane,” and receive all that God has for us, He opened up the doors for us to become full-time children’s pastors. We are excited to come alongside the families here at The Rock, as we pursue Christ together and see what God has in store for the next generation of Godly leaders.

Life Scripture

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. - Psalms 119:105


Hanging out with my family and friends, building, shooting some hoops and telling Dad Jokes!

Mario Balderas
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