Larry and Bonnie Secrest are missionaries in Lima, Peru. They served in Lima in the 1970s as church planters (praise God the church continues today) and were able to disciple people of all ages during this time. The Secrests have returned to Lima through South America Mission with the vision of seeing churches strengthened throughout Perú.
The focal point of their service is in Barranco, Lima where the Iglesia Bíblica Gracia Eterna is located. The work in Barranco was initiated by Paul Washer 25 years ago. Paul later founded Heart Cry Mission which supports local pastors who are active in the ministry but in need of financial support. Larry and Bonnie arrived at the church during the healing process of a painful division.
The church has now been reorganized, renamed and has a new membership. Larry serves as one of three elders and preach two to three times monthly. The church is becoming a model for pastors and works in concert with Centro Teológicos Bautistas, a mobile seminary with headquarters at the church. Bonnie has a growing ministry to the women in the congregation, and the church attendance continues to grow.