Jose Rivera

Profile Updated: March 23, 2020
Spouse/Partner: Carrie Rivera
Occupation: Ambassador of Christ and His Kingdom- Missionary
Children: Dan, born 1979; Tim, born 1980.
Military Service: US Navy (active), USAF and Army (National Guard)  
Which Grade School and Jr. High did you attend

Schools in Puerto Rico until 1970.

Places where you have lived

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, Ohio and Georgia.


Vietnam vet. Retired from the military. Retired from the Civil Service. Working now for The King of kings and The Lord of lords.

I am now in the ministry. I assist a friend (who I found out later that he also went to BHS about 12 years after me) who is Jewish and has a ministry in Israel. Here is his website, I lead the Spanish outreach of this ministry.

I am also a missionary through my local church, Harvest Baptist Tabernacle in Jonesboro, GA. After the Coronavirus crisis is over and, Lord willing, I will be certified in GA and FL to go with church teams and preach the Gospel to the Spanish speaking inmates.

School Story:

I transferred from Puerto Rico in 1970 and enrolled at BHS as a senior. I could not speak English and I was placed in the Freshman class in order to take some required courses that I needed (like Speech) in order to graduate from BHS. Amazingly I did well and was inducted into the National Honor Society. I also competed in a Spanish class contest at ISU and won a special price since I could not compete (higher score) with the other students who learned it as a second language. I had a hard (due to the language barrier) but fun year.

I am sorry that I did not meet many of my 1971 Classmates. Therefore, in a class reunion I would be s stranger to almost everyone. Lord willing, there will a 50th anniversary reunion and I will be able,, Lord willing, to attend it.

Terry Bennett (RIP) was a classmate that befriended me even though I could not speak much English. He found me in FB around 2010 or so and we were friends in FB until his death. He had a great heart. I know that we will meet in the Kingdom one of these days!

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