October 6-7, 2023

Gunter Camp & Conference Center

436 Fannie Crosby Road

Batesburg, SC 29006




If you wish to register after the deadline, please contact Rev. Jeremy Reese at


Single Occupancy: $80.00

(Includes Single Room for 1 Person, All Meals and Training Materials)

Double Occupancy: $120.00

(Includes Single Room for 2 People, All Meals and Training Materials)

No Lodging or Cabin Owners: $45.00

(Includes All Meals and Training Materials)

Shared Dorm Room: $55.00

(Includes All Meals and Training Materials)


"Pastors' Prayer & Training Retreat" Designation

Or Mail Check to (Postmarked by September 22nd):

"SC District Church of the Nazarene"

Attn: Rachael Watts

150 McSwain Drive

West Columbia, SC 29169


Friday, October 6th

4:00pm-6:00pm - Registration

5:30pm-6:30pm - Supper

6:30pm-7:45pm - Session 1

8:00pm-9:00pm - Session 2

9:00pm - Late Night Snack

Saturday, October 7th

8:00am-8:45am - Breakfast

9:00am-10:30am - Worship & Round Table Discussions

11:00am-12:00pm - Session 3

12:15pm - Lunch


Rev. Jorge Diaz

Jesus is the answer ministries

My name is Jorge Luis Diaz Blanco; I was born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1962, without God, without faith, without hope. My parents practiced witchcraft, so that was my religion since I was born. At age 16, I got married and at age 18, I migrated with my wife and family from Cuba to the USA, this is where my children were born. By 1991, I was bound by witchcraft, drugs, alcohol and had abandoned my wife and children. It was then that everything happened, when I hit rock bottom. I told God, while I was in an Interstate truck that I used to drive, God, I am very confused between my feelings and emotions and I do not know what to do, but I ask you to do your will in my life. At that moment God showed me what seemed like a movie of my entire life, all the evil that I had done, of which with tears I asked the Lord for forgiveness. At that precise moment, God moved me into a new man (1 Samuel 10:6) and I heard him say to me: "I want you to tell the world, that Jesus is the Answer".

God restored my marriage and this led me to have a passion for His word, His presence and a life of Prayer. I understood that God had not saved me and restored my marriage only to remain happy in my house with my wife and children, but I had to go and tell everyone, that Jesus is the Answer. I saw myself traveling in a Motor Home, preaching what God had spoken to me in Jeremiah 1:4-10; but God had other plans. In February of 1993, while on a mission trip with my pastor to the Dominican Republic, God spoke to me and told me that I had to stay there and as He was speaking to me He confirmed it to my pastor as well. And so, it was in the Dominican Republic where my ministry began as a missionary church planter. We started three churches with the help of my wife and children who came later. I honestly thought that I would never leave DR and would live out the rest of my life there. However, to my surprise in February of 1994, God told me that I was going back to Miami to finish my studies in the seminary, and that I would be a pastor. I had told God that I did not want to be a Pastor, I wanted to be an evangelist, but once again remembered that prayer I said- Lord, Your will, not mine. And so, in February of 1995, I was installed as the Senior Pastor of Carol City Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene and in 2001 I was ordained as an Elder of the Church of the Nazarene.

Currently, we have pastored Ebenezer Church for 2 years, along with my beloved wife Cary, who sings and is the worship leader. God has been very good to me and my family, allowing us to see our children grow up physically and in ministry, serving God together as a team. 

As a Pastor, I have been a very blessed and grateful in what I do, and we have had the joy of seeing many people come to the feet of Christ and many restored marriages. We have also been able to serve in the Southern Florida District as Hispanic Coordinator and also in the District Advisory Board, which has been an honor for me and my family. Throughout the Denomination, we have served on the strategy committee for USA/Canada, and God has allowed us to study and be trained leaders, DCPI Master Teachers, to train others in church planting. We have directed family camps for other churches and districts, we've led Marriage Retreats and have been the guest speaker at several Youth Camps. We have served in these areas with excellence and joy, grateful to be able to give our all to the Lord who called Us.

In our local church, we are currently remodeling and with plans of expansion, the goal is to build a new sanctuary. But once again, since God's plans do not always align with ours, in February of 2017, God again spoke to my life, telling me, it's time for you to move. Immediately I said, but Lord, where to? His response was as clear as I can remember; to a full-time evangelist ministry beginning in 2018. This has been my heart's desire for many years, but for some reason it wasn't God's time yet and in obedience to Him, I waited for His timing. I believe that God always has the last word and He has a perfect plan, and so I fully trust that, this is the Time! It's God's Time for this!