Pastor Victor Echavarria

Lead Pastor

Pastor Victor Echavarria is the Lead Pastor of International Christian Center. He was born in Mexico and emigrated to Brownsville,Texas with his family while still in middle school. He was the worship leader of the Brownsville campus following 3 years of teaching in the Los Fresnos School District. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Divinity from Regent University. He has been on full time staff with ICC for 15 years and was nominated by Pastor Bob and approved by the Board of Directors as the new pastor in 2019. He and his wife Araceli have four children, one of whom is an adult and lives in New York, and three still at home under the age of 14. They enjoy travel, home schooling, Dogo training, and God!

Pastor Bob Ordeman

Founding Pastor

Pastor Bob Ordeman is the founding pastor of International Christian Center.  In 1991 he, his wife and family launched the then-named Christian Fellowship Church in Brownsville. Since that time, it has grown to over 3000 members with additional campuses in Olmito, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico.

The vision the Lord placed in Pastor Bob’s heart was to strive to see every person a believer, every believer a disciple, and every disciple a minister. Evangelism and serving are the primary focus of the congregation and many Christians have become equipped to serve God in the community and the church through the discipling process at ICC. Today, Pastor Bob uses his gifts and experience to mentor younger pastors, to teach in leadership teams in the Valley, and to speak in international missions.

Our Leadership

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

1. WE ARE GUIDED BY PASTORS.

The Pastoral staff team is led by the Lead Pastor. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff pastors serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. The Lead Pastor Leadership Team members serve as Staff Elders, and our Campus Pastors lead ministry at our campus locations.

The International Christian Center Lead Pastor Leadership Team are:

Victor Echavarria
Victor Sánchez
Roland Muñiz
Jared Hernandez
Oscar Gonzalez

The International Christian Center Campus Pastors are:

Roland Muniz
Olmito Campus Pastor

Oscar Gonzalez
Matamoros Campus Pastor

2. WE ARE STRENGTHENED BY OVERSEERS.

The Overseers are five members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Lead Pastor Leadership team regarding the major financial commitments of the church. A few of the Overseers serve as Non-staff Elders.

The Overseers for International Christian Center are:

Berry Batsel
Steve Sorensen
Paul Verdream
Libby Ordeman
Bob Ordeman

3. WE ARE PROTECTED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

The Board of Directors are pastors and spiritual leaders of respected congregations and ministries who love International Christian Center and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastor if requested by the Pastors or Overseers. The Board of Directors serve as Apostolic Elders.

The Board of Directors for International Christian Center are:

Michael Smith
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL NETWORKS AT ARC, ALABAMA

Kenny Lewis
BROWNSVILLE FELLOWSHIP COMMINTY, TEXAS

Steve Sorensen (Retired)
BRIDGEWAY CHURCH, TX