Luis A.

Vergara Sr.

Meet the man with the heart and vision for the Kingdom of God.


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Pastor Luis Vergara is the Founder and Senior Pastor of DESATAR Ministry, a growing

and diverse multi-campus church ministry dedicated to building God’s Kingdom. Pastor

Luis has more than a decade of experience in preaching, teaching and counseling. He

has studied at City On A Hill Bible College and Trinity University. Luis is widely known

for effectively communicating God’s Word with his thought-provoking teaching style,

dynamic blend of humor and charisma; and everyday living examples.


Pastor Luis is a native of Milwaukee, WI, and has been happily married over 25 years to

his high school sweetheart; Pastora Francisca Vergara. She works alongside him as the

Co-Pastor of DESATAR Ministry. They are the proud parents of four adult children; Luis

Jr. (Jaslin), Katarina (Luis), Santana, and Lazaro.


Pastor Luis is also Founder of Shammah Empowerment Center, LLC. In Milwaukee, WI. An organization designed to empower children, youth, and adults in developing life skills while accomplishing their vision and goals.


It is the vision of Pastor Luis that all come to the knowledge of Christ and evolve as

disciples. He has a passion for studying, preaching and teaching the word of God. In

2014, he founded the Urban Reformers Institute (URI); a Bible Institute in partnership

with Oral Roberts University. URI brings theology and biblical studies into the urban

context while focusing on the Christian mind, community, and Kingdom of God.


He also founded The CODE; theological education centers that are intentionally

designed to provide students with Lay level academics. The goal is to advance kingdom

principles of leadership, prayer, discipleship and evangelism in an intimate setting.

Pastor Luis also serves as the main speaker for DESATAR Ministry’s radio

programming and online broadcast through JOY 1340.


It is evident to those he encounters that he has been gifted with the five-fold ministry

(Ephesians 4:11). Presently, Pastor Luis carries the unique responsibility of overseeing

the various church plants in different regions - Milwaukee and Racine, WI; Davenport, FL, and Tennessee. He has been afforded the opportunity to travel and plant additional churches while leading the congregation in Milwaukee, WI.


Pastor Luis has a heart for the city, and it is his desire to share the message of hope and

faith to the lost, build up strong leaders, establish the Kingdom culture centered on

Christ, and disciple believers into being vessels of honor for God’s glory.