José was born and raised in Venezuela before moving to Miami in 1994. After finishing his degree in molecular medicine, José served as a medical missionary in east Africa and Latin America for three years. Upon his return to the States, he relocated to LA in pursuit of his girlfriend Liz (who is now his wife). He is currently enrolled at Talbot Seminary pursuing a pastoral degree. José, Liz and their children, Sofia and Calvin, reside in the area of Pasadena, where José also serves as a Community Group Coach.