Freddy was born in Jutiapa, which is a municipality in the Jutiapa department of Guatemala. Located 124 km from the capital city of Guatemala, Central America.
At an early age he experienced his conversion to Christianity by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He established and maintained a very close relationship with his pastor, and at age 16 becomes youth leader at the church in his native city. He served at his church in various functions and liked the privilege of serving other in those capacities.
During 1978, he received the call for pastoral ministry, and immediately joins Bible studies at Assemblies of God ministries in the city of Guatemala. During that year he founds a church named Eben-Ezer, continues his bible studies and is ordained pastor with full ministry capacities. He remains senior pastor for 8 years. In 1986 he felt the call to immigrate to the USA, and locates in Los Angeles California, it is in Los Angeles in 1988 where he again is the founder of a second Eben-Ezer Church, this time in Hollywood California. He is the pastor there until 2001, at that time he is called to minister in Tijuana Baja California Mexico, to some the most needy and helpless; children with no significant or any parental involvement. He joins missionary Eva Nidia Morales and they both start a ministry called “Casa Hogar Eben-Ezer A.C.”
It is here where as of February 2009, and in one location, they have 34 children under their tutelage and care, they have seen and experienced such changes in the lives of the children served that, it is their goal to have as many as 80 children in the future.
At the start of this ministry in 2001, housing facilities were being rented, and as of July of 2007 the ministry was blessed with the purchase of its own building, thanks and praises to Seaside Community Church, Huntington Beach, California for this generous provision. We thank their continuous support and interest.
Eva Nidia Morales.
Eva Nidia Morales was born in the city of Zacapa. City located in eastern Guatemala, Central America. Eva has been a Christian and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at a very early age.
After water baptism she served in many different functions at the Church where Freddy Duarte was a pastor, women's and Christian educational ministries were her main roles as leader.
In 1988 she leaves her country of origin and moves to Providence Rhode Island, USA. In Providence she joins Church Mount Sinai under pastor Samuel Francisco. In 1991, she moves to Los Angeles California, and almost immediately is involved with Eben-Ezer Church where Pastor Freddy is.
It is in 2000 when in addition to her close relationship with the local church (Eben-Ezer, Hollywood), and her duties there, she starts traveling to Tijuana Baja California Mexico. She brings the Gospel to the city Jail along with other Christian brothers and sisters.
After many trips, she becomes familiar with a place called “Casas Hogar La Hermosa” with a children population of about 55. These children were not in the best of care. Eva asked advice from her Pastor, Freddy, on how to best helps the children there, and after several visits and time in between to this location Freddy and Eva discover that not only the children lacked care, but also that the very people on charge were in complete neglect of the many conditions. Upon Freddy and Eva making the filing necessary complaints and paperwork to the proper authorities at Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) “Casa Hogar La Hermosa was officially closed.
The authorities at DIF asked Freddy and Eva for help in taking responsibility and care for some of the children at the time displaced, it was the birth of Eben-Ezer AC, which after several months is now non-lucrative civil association, fully recognized by the city, state and federal Mexican government.