Pastors Emilio and Bethany Abreu started a prayer meeting in their home in 1985.This group
experienced a rapid expansion due to the moving of the Holy Spirit. Two years later with a
congregation of 300 and an increasing passion to see the country turn to God, a challenge was
launched to build a place of worship to seat two thousand.
The growing church develops new requirements in management and spiritual areas demanding
innovative tools, to meet the needs for the new born Christians discipleship. Due to this, Pastor
Emilio implemented the cell group model, which would herald a new era in the Paraguayan
evangelical church community.
In 2003 the congregation was faced with an entirely new challenge: a church building for 12000.
Six years later, in October 2009 this vision had become reality and the move was made to the new
At present CFA has planted 40 churches in Paraguay, and recently also in Santiago, Chile, and
Pittsburg, USA in addition to assisting a network of 200 congregations of various denominations
with the same vision, discipleship by way of the cell group model.