Ignacio Silverio

Associate Pastor

Ignacio “Nacho” Silverio was born in Tlapehuala, Guerrero, Mexico. Before turning three his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Redlands, CA. Even though Pastor Nacho was raised in a Catholic home, he found himself as a non-believer during his teenage years. It wasn’t that he was opposed to Jesus or Christianity, he just never made God or Jesus a priority to contemplate. That is until he met his best friend and wife, Paulina.

Pastor Nacho’s journey with Jesus began with a breakup. Paulina dumped him because he didn’t have God as a priority. As he tried to understand Paulina’s point of view he asked her for a Bible, because he had never read or owned one. Reading through the Bible for the first time created a desire within Pastor Nacho to want to know God and Jesus. He remembers thinking, “If this Jesus exists, then I want to get to know Him.” About 6 months into this journey, Pastor Nacho accepted Jesus and made Him the following promise: “I’ll do anything You want me to do, as long as You make it really clear.” Since then he has come to realize that Jesus is AWESOME! You will often hear Pastor Nacho say, “Jesus makes my life better and He makes me better at life.” Originally, Pastor Nacho and Paulina thought they would be overseas missionaries, but God has seen fit for them to serve here at Madison Campus Church for the past five years.

Pastor Nacho hold a B.A. in Theology from Southern Adventist University and a MDiv from Andrews University. However, he considers the greatest honor to be called Paulina’s husband and the father of David, Samuel, Daniel, and Esteban. They are his prized possessions. Through them and with them Pastor Nacho says he is able to experience a little bit of Heaven on Earth until Jesus comes back to take us home. Until then we will continue to be “Unashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16