Fred and Maylen are Cuban-Americans. They moved to the United States in 1968 and were raised in Tampa, Florida where they attended grade school through Seminary.
The Puentes’ are parents of Nathen & John Puentes their wives Lisette & Lissette (not a typo) and are the blessed grand parents of Lyric, Jayden, Giana Bella and Isaiah Puentes.
Fred holds a degree in Christian Counseling through Faith Theological Seminary. He is also certified through The Family of Motivational Living Institute and is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor and Temperament Therapist. Ordained and licensed through Faith Theological Seminary, His Hands Ministries and the Mennonite Church.
He served as Program Director and Minister of Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville Florida. Fred and Maylen also served as Assistant Pastors of a nondenominational church in Tampa, until they were called of the Lord to pioneer a Chruch in Ridge Manor, Florida. They have have been serving the Ridge Manor community since September of 1999.