Nidia Quintanilla

Worship Minister

nidia.quintanilla@bt.church

I accepted the invitation to receive Jesus in my heart when i was about 7 years old at a tent revival. Not exactly sure about what sin was or how Jesus had made atonement for mine, I willingly stepped forward, mainly because I was afraid I’d be going to hell if I didn’t. At that young age I took my decision seriously and began my journey as a faithful church attender. But an important component of conversion was missing: a relationship with Jesus. It was until I faced some difficult family circumstances as a junior in high school, that I began to draw closer to God and realized it wasn’t me that was seeking God, He was seeking me; He was the initiator all along. Knowing Him and His word in a deeper way would change who I was from that point on.

I got to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8) as I began to serve in worship ministry at the church where I was attending. That opportunity became a calling to which I said “Yes.” He placed a desire in me to worship Him and encourage others to do the same, using music as a vehicle to His presence. God led me to acquire a BA in Music at UT-RGV and gave me the opportunity to serve Him through Chi-Alpha (a student led college ministry) as worship leader while I attended college. God opened doors for me to sing and speak at local worship conferences and churches and to teach and serve as academic director for Canzion Institute McAllen. He also trusted me with the task of writing songs and recording an album in Spanish called Cielo Abierto (available on iTunes) with the aim of blessing the local Church of the RGV, but doors have opened to minister beyond the valley to other places in the States and Mexico.

My husband Omar and I have called BT our home church since 2003, where I have volunteered in worship ministry and as choir director, up until 2012, when I came on staff as worship minister.

My prayer is that BT will not only continue to be a thriving gathering of worshipping believers, but that it will be a place where God feels at home among his people, where the Father is glorified through the perfect work of Christ in us by the power of the Holy Spirit.