The Rio de Vida Church that began as a small house church in Les and Rita Peters’ living room has now grown to three congregations

The Rio de Vida Church shares its weekly service online (in Spanish)
 Join with us on Sunday at 10 am Guatemala time (8 PT, 9 MT, 11 ET, Noon AT) or stop by at any time to view a recording


let us introduce you to the leaders of the Rio de Vida congregations


here’s what our church is doing right now

School of Worship

training our future worship leaders

Working Together

we’re supporting church growth throughout the highlands of northern Guatemala


The Rio de Vida Church exists in three congregations from Chamché, Mocohán, and Purulhá. Normally, the congregations worship in their own communities, then every six weeks the congregations join together, either at the facility located on the Chisac property or in the villages of the outlying congregations. Right now, limited in-person services are taking place, and the Chamché service is being live-streamed each Sunday.

Hector Beb is head pastor of the Rio de Vida Church, and under his leadership, Pastor Maynor Toc directs the Mocohán congregation and Ervin Coy,  the Purulhá congregation. Pastor Hector provides oversight to Rio de Vida’s main congregation in Chamché.

Pastor Hector Beb

Rio de Vida Churches

Pastor Mynor Toc

Rio de Vida Church (Mocohán)

Ervin Coy

Rio de Vida Church (Purulhá)


Some of the Rio de Vida programs include:

  • men’s and women’s fellowships
  • youth group
  • Sunday school
  • marriage classes
  • leadership development

Normally, each congregation is divided into cell groups which meet in locations chosen to accommodate people in their own neighbourhoods. For now, the church leaders are in touch with their home groups and encouraging the people by phone.

During Covid, our church has been very busy learning to broadcast throughout the week. You are welcome to join our broadcasts in Spanish. We have our Service on Sundays, online Bible studies on Tuesdays, and on Wednesdays, one of our leaders, together with their spouse and children, lead a half hour time of prayer and worship from their home.  There is also an archive of Sunday Services available in English.

School of Worship

Rio de Vida has a School of Worship where people are learning to play instruments and training as future worship leaders. They are led by vibrant teachers who love the Lord, several of whom have trained in the National Music Conservatory in the capital

Working Together

Impact Ministries works closely with pastors from a variety of denominations in the many mountain villages around Tactic, supporting church growth through prayer, pastoral training seminars and donations

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