Nestor Chamorro Pesantes

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Néstor Chamorro Pesantes (born July 15, 1936) was a Christian reverend/evangelist. He graduated from Luther Rice University, Jacksonville, Florida. In 1962, he founded the Christian organization called Centro Internacional de Teoterapia Integral (CENTI) in Cali, Colombia. He and his wife (Dra. Lolita Cruz de Chamorro) started a new life as missionaries. Today the organization has a presence in more than 50 countries.

As a speaker, he traveled in many countries preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in three interpretations: Theotherapeutical, Social, and Doctrinal. He is the author of many books including "La Teoterapia y la Unción", "Las fiestas solemnes", and others.

Early life[edit]

Néstor Mario Chamorro Pesantes was born in Quito, Ecuador in July 15 of 1936 and died in Bogota (Colombia) in April 4, 2003. He was the oldest son of a young couple. His father was José María Ochoa and his mother, Mercedes Chamorro. He grew up under his maternal parent's care, who gave him the legal paternity. After achieving a degree in Biology, he moved to Cali, Colombia where he started to work as a professor in different institutions including Universidad del Valle.

Marriage and Children[edit]

Nestor Chamorro married Dolores Cruz on May 24, 1959 in Jamundi (Colombia). Dolores Cruz de Chamorro was born in a small town called Ancuya located in the south of Colombia. She is a Psychologist with a Master degree in Ministry from the Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville (Florida).

They had five children: Betty Chamorro, Patricia Chamorro, Jimmy Chamorro, Adriana Chamorro and Juan Pablo Chamorro; all of them involved in the ministry founded by His parents that has Jimmy Chamorro as its worldwide director.

His ministry[edit]

In 1959 Nestor Chamorro Pesantes, professor of Biochemistry in the University of Valle had a true encounter with Jesus Christ. His life was so radically changed that his desire in the following 4 years was to dedicate his life and her wife’s to know more about Him and about how to communicate that experience to his colleagues and students in the university which he worked for.

In the first months of 1963 Nestor Chamorro, traveled to Mexico to know more about the means and strategies to share the message of Jesus Christ, when he went back to Colombia, he started to do it through the booklet “FOUR SPIRITUAL LAWS” the same as “FOUR KEYS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE”.

He and his wife established as foundations of their ministry: the prayer life, the dedication to the Holy Scriptures and the Evangelization. The results were lots of students, professionals and families, expressed the desire of having a more personal faith in Jesus Christ. In that way, at the end of 1963 they counted with more than 100 students involved in the ministry.

In the first years of his work as a Senior Pastor several leadership schools were established in different cities of Colombia, for example, from the National University of Colombia, surged the 95% of the national and international leaders of CENTI.

The first massive encounter was organized in Cali, the city where everything started, having an attendance of 350 people. In April 1990 it was presented the first written material to lead a ministry.

In 1993 it was an established ALFA AND OMEGA or AOISA as a branch of CENTI that is in charge of the youth ministry of CENTI around the world.

Books[edit]

  • La Teoterapia de Dios Papá
  • La Teoterapia y la Unción del Espíritu Santo
  • Para tener vuelo de águila imperial
  • Entre el Conflicto y la Salud
  • Liberación de la Personalidad
  • ¿Es un pecado amarse a sí mismo?
  • Reconciliación
  • La Teoterapia del Amor
  • La Teoterapia del Agua Viva y el Teoterapista
  • La Teoterapia: Un silbo suave y apacible
  • Restauración Integral
  • Agente del Cambio Siglo XXI
  • La vida en célula,1 aporte para la paz.
  • El Pacto
  • Las Fiestas Solemnes del Señor
  • La Teoterapia y el Estrés (Published posthumously)
  • Una Identidad con Sentido (Published posthumously)