Jorge & Elizabeth Gómez

Pastor Jorge Gómez is the Founder of the Abraham Project and a native of Costa Rica. During his tenure in the ministry, he has coordinated several evangelical events and pastoral training conferences on both the national and international levels. He has founded several churches and worked with a youth movement that helps youth find their call in the ministry. He was also instrumental in establishing the first interdenominational missionary agency of Costa Rica. Jorge & Elizabeth are currently the pastors of Lighthouse Community Christian Church. Jorge also serves as President of the Evangelical Alliance of Churches in Costa Rica. Their heart’s desire is for people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and to meet the needs of the people around them. He and his wife Elizabeth have two grown children.

Steve & Georgiana Thomas

Stephen Sr. & Georgiana Thomas

Ministry: Children’s Homes

Job Title: Directors/Administrators


Phone: U.S. 956.287.3131 and C.R. 2271.0245


Nationality: United States, Lexington, Kentucky

Family Information:
Sons: Stephen Jr., Caleb, Luke
Daughter: Bethany (5/9/99)

 "Our day consist of many activities: directing/administrating the children’s homes, raising funds for various projects, receiving guests at the project, but more importantly; being the voice/advocate of the children we receive. A highlight of our ministry work are the adoptions.  Many of our kids have been adopted to parents in Italy, Germany, Spain, the United States, and right here in Costa Rica."

Stephen, Jr. & Kendra Thomas

Ministry:  Children’s Homes

Job Title::  Assistant Mission Team Coordinators


Phone:  Steve +506.8674.5096 Kendra +506. 8641.1967

Nationality: United States, Texas

"We lead/organize short-term mission teams from the U.S. that come to volunteer at the Abraham Project.  This includes coordinating in country arrangements and serve as the liaison while the team is in Costa Rica. We love seeing God at work in people’s lives as they come to the mission field, even if it is on a short-term basis.  We think every Christian should take at least one missions trip in their life.  God can use that one trip to change their whole perspective on life."

Bruce & Angie Crawford

Ministry: Abraham Project

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Job Title: Mission Team Coordinators; Maintenance


Phone: U.S. 859.577.5762

C.R. Bruce’s cell 8585.4940

Angie’s cell 8585.5143

Nationality: United States, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Family Information:

  • Daughter: Emerson (Emme)
  • Son: Leyton
"We lead/organize short-term mission teams. Bruce also assists with facility maintenance at the Abraham Project. Being part of a ministry here in Costa Rica, with partners from all over the world that believe in the power of prayer and seeking the Lord’s face, has been such a blessing. To be able to witness the Lord’s hand, not only in the buildings being built, but also in the lives that are being transformed through the work here at the Abraham Project, has been life changing for us."
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Kenny & Lauren Barrett

Ministry: Abraham Project

Job Title: Intern Coordinators


Phone: U.S. 615.418.1128 and C.R. Kenny +506.8569.8799 & Lauren +506.8602.7080

Nationality: United States; middle Tennessee.

Family Information:

  • Daughters: Ava and Brennley
"We coordinate and oversee the internship program at the Abraham Project. As part of our internship program we gather together for prayer and Bible study. These times have been so encouraging as we have been blessed to hear our intern group share what the Lord is doing in their lives and how the Word of God applies to the daily decisions they make."

Aarón & Candace Espinoza-Brown

Candace has been a member of the Abraham Project team since March 2003. She came to Costa Rica with the purpose of volunteering for a humanitarian organization that focuses on women and children. She has worked in many aspects of the Project including six years as Team Coordinator, two years as Children’s Home Administrative Assistant, and as of January 2011, she and Aarón are serving as house parents in one of the children’s homes. Aarón lends his time as one of the music directors and runs the sound system at the Lighthouse Community Christian Church at the Project. Both Candace and Aarón enjoy their service with the Abraham Project and encourage others to join in this endeavor to be a haven and refuge for the hurting and unprotected.

Esteban & Gaby Cerdas-Aguilar

Esteban & Gaby started their work as house parents in one of the children’s homes in January 2011. They have two beautiful children, Valeria and Santiago. They are responsible for providing for the daily care of the children.

“Every day is an achievement and seeing a child happy because they have a new family is one of the coolest things to experience. In addition to being house parents, Esteban is also part of the praise and worship team at the church."