From 2002 through 2004 Pastors Jose and Ampy Suarez and their three children (Jessica, Katherine, and Deanna) fed and ministered weekly through the streets of Pasco County to over 200 homeless persons after work hours and on the weekends. Through this time they became personally aware of the long-term effects of growing up without Christ or hope. This resulted in God’s prompting in 2004 to establish HOPE Youth Ranch, as a Christian, residential counseling center for abused teens in Pasco County. Its goal is to turn the cycle of homelessness and abuse through a practical knowledge of Jesus Christ. To practically transform lives and restore families through Jesus Christ.
Now in its 15 year of operation, the residential counseling program has evolved into multiple Christian school campuses across Pasco County, continuing the legacy of helping and healing; providing K through 12 education and transitional living training to children with autism and other learning disabilities.
Rev Suarez is a graduate from the University of Texas, has over 20 years of management experience in the national and international field, is an international speaker and teacher, has a background in applied statistics and business management, is ordained by Nations Network of Ministers International, Inc. where he serves as President of this international ministerial organization, is trained in Active Shooter prevention and mitigation tactics, is a certified instructor of Active Shooter Solo Engagement tactics, and is certified by Pasco County Sheriff and serves as Director of School Security for HOPE Ranch Learning Academy.