GIL FLORES, Lay Pastor
A native of beautiful Guadalajara Mexico, Gil started playing guitar at the age of 9 and went on to learn bass guitar, keyboards and vocalization. He has earned distinction as a music composer and lyricist with more than 200 compositions to his credit. He studied jazz/rock theory and guitar at Fresno City College with Music Teachers Mike Dana and Eiji Maruko.
Gil also completed theological studies at Vanguard University in Southern California and was ordained to the ministry in 1999 under the covering of the church “Tabernaculo de Gracia” in Central California.
Gil has travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and Latin America leading worship and speaking at conferences, camps, conventions and concerts, sharing the stage with distinguished Spanish language ministries such as ROJO, Jesus Adrian Romero, Danilo Montero, Gadiel Espinoza, Lino Lopez, Abel Zavala and many others.
As owner/operator of Qantares MusiQ Studios, Gil participated in numerous recordings as a musician, vocalist, composer and producer in a wide variety of styles including Latin Contemporary, Gospel, Instrumental Jazz, Grupero, R&B and Pop. He has also worked in renowned recording facilities such as Dove Studios (Union City CA), DiazMusic Studios (Concord CA), Zion Studios (Southern CA), Jubilo Studios (Stockton CA), I&A Studios (San Diego CA) and Taylor Made Music (San Diego CA).
For several years, Gil was a music teacher at the renowned Instituto CanZion (www.institutocanzion.com), an accredited international school of ministries founded by Marcos Witt with 60 campuses around the world.
Prior to moving to New Mexico in May 2010, Gil was an associate pastor and co-founder of “The Vineyard Worship Centre” in Central California, a thriving megachurch with thousands of members and various campuses, planted in 2002.
In May of 2012, Gil joined Asbury’s “Acts 2 Missional Community” as music director. Gil also leads “Review” a theology class that meets on Sunday Mornings at Acts 2.
Additionally, together with some friends, Gil is part of a post-modern missional project called X-ile.