The Pidal’s Leon, Spain

Gus and Melissa Pidal with their three boys Cael Athanasius, Coen Chrysostom and Cian Irenaeus.

Meet the Pidal’s! Updates from their life on mission serving Christ and making disciples in Spain.

León, Spain

Gus and Melissa met while they were in college at Grace Community Church. When first married, they served in Crossroads, Grace Church’s college ministry. While in Seminary, the Lord began to work in their hearts on the necessity of training leaders and expositors overseas, which led them to consider missions in Spain.

After Gus graduated from The Master's Seminary with his M.Div. in May 2009, the Pidals moved to León, Spain in 2011. León is a beautiful city located in the northern part of Spain.

Gus is the dean of students and teaches at Berea Bible Seminary. He is also very active in the local church, serving as an elder and through preaching, leadership development, and discipleship.

Melissa is involved at home caring for their children, as well as being hospitable to their many guests and teaching and mentoring in the church's women's ministry.

Mission Goals

  • The Pidal’s ministry goals in Spain are:
  • To serve in our local church in León by discipling men and developing lay-leadership.
  • To train expositors through the ministry of BEREA Bible Seminary.

BEREA Bible Seminary

Since 2010, Berea has worked to train men to preach Christ and His Word in Spain. Our students come from all parts of Spain and even Portugal. These men are mainly pastors, elders, preachers and church leaders who are already serving in their local churches and lack the adequate biblical training.

Berea's goal is to equip the next generation of pastors in the Iberian Peninsula to understand, explain, and apply the Word of God in order to preach Christ and edify His Church.

Pray that the Lord will raise a new generation of pastors who preach the Gospel of Christ and establish biblical churches for God's glory.





Roman Catholicism



*Information referenced from joshuaproject.net

While Martin Luther led the Reformation in Germany, the Roman Catholic Church held firmly to Spain. After two centuries of persecuting anyone who believed the true gospel, the first Baptist church was planted in Madrid in 1870.

Today, the great majority of the population identifies with the Roman Catholic Church, but few attend church. Berea seminary has been established to strengthen the existing churches and train more men to faithfully preach the gospel across Spain

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