Jorge Poveda was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 1994 Pastor Poveda attended an evangelistic series given by Pastor Alejandro Bullon and he gave his heart to Jesus. Later, while studying in the Public Medical School of Guayaquil, he felt a calling to pastoral ministry. In 1999, Pastor Poveda attended Southwestern Adventist University and graduated with the bachelor’s degree in theology. He later completed his Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University. Pastor Poveda has been a part of the Texico Conference family since 2002. He is currently, the pastor of the Midland and Odessa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Churches.