Originally from Zaragoza, Spain, Javier and Gema have been staff members with Agape since 1981 and have provided leadership to Agape Europe since 2006. They have also been married since 1981. They have two adult children and currently live in Terrassa, near Barcelona. Javier’s passion is engaging people with the message of Jesus Christ in relevant and culturally suitable ways that help them come to a personal faith decision. He is dedicated to equipping current and future leaders for service in ministry and other areas of society. At the same time, Javier is actively involved in local initiatives in Spain and in outreach projects in Burkina Faso through a faith-based medical aid organization he helped found. He is an avid swimmer and loves painting. Gema shares Javier’s leadership position and she also coordinates Womens’ Initiatives in Western European countries. She likes crafts and watching classic movies. They both love discovering new places and taking long walks together when visiting European cities.