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Meet the I AM Team. From our adults down to the infants we are dedicated to developing and growing God's church, His people. We strive to make ourselves a community here in the great city of El Paso that is working together as one body to teach and equip God's church to love and seek to be more and more like Christ every day. We also learn to accept our imperfections and to be vulnerable enough to be open so that God can work in us.

Isaac Portillo

Lead Pastor

Isaac Portillo has been a pastor for fifteen years, and we are grateful to have him as our pastor here at I AM Church since 2018. After feeling called to the ministry in high school, he chose to pursue it and earned a theology degree from Howard Payne University. He first worked as a Youth Pastor and then as an Associate Pastor before feeling the call to plant a church. In January of 2018, he founded I Am Church and began assembling a small team to help with the church's launch. Pastor Isaac has three wonderful children named Jacob, Hayley, and Kate.


Tony Martinez

Small Group Pastor

At I AM Church, Antonio Martinez is our associate and small group pastor. He was a member of the group that established and founded the church in 2018. Tony now oversees small groups and serves as a pastor. He is devoted to God and enjoys serving others. He is married with three wonderful children.

Daniel Portillo

Community Pastor

Danny has been serving the Lord in many lay positions in different churches since 1984. He and his wife Elsa planted a church in Oklahoma early in his marriage. Daniel has also served as a deacon and teacher in recent years. When his son Pastor Isaac felt the call to open a church he felt led to serve and follow. Daniel and Elsa have been married for over 35 years and they have five children: Isaac,  Jessica, and Isaiah. They also have four wonderful grand children: Jacob, Hayley, Kate, and Liam. He enjoys grandfathering, reading, working out, and watching movies.



Adam & Karina Pierce

Children Leaders

Adam and Karina serve as the children ministry leaders here at I AM. They are amazing with kids. They love to dance and sing and make childrens church a fun and engaging time to learn about Jesus and how much God loves us. 


Jessica Tencza & Michael Suarez

Worship Leaders

Jessica Tencza is one of the worship leaders here at I AM Church. God has gifted her with the talent to sing, play piano, and guitar for him. She loves to worship God alongside her husband Jonathan who is part of the worship team. She has a son named Liam.

Michael Suarez is one of the worship leaders here at I AM Church. God has gifted him with the talent to
 sing, play piano, guitar, bass, and drums for him. He loves God with all his heart. He is married to Denise and they have many beautiful kids. 


David Hohnholt

Tech Leader

David has served as one of the first families here at I AM church. he is an elder and leads the tech crew for all streaming, audio, and visuals for the church. He is married to Marlana and they have two amazing girls named Lauren and Vivian.