Recent News And Events

March 21, 2017      

El Cercado Santiago, NL Mexico

The Casias Ministry announces that Shawn Casias has assumed active participation in La Primera Iglesia Bautista del Cercado (The First Baptist Church of El Cercado). Shawn will be providing general consulting in areas such as administration, community and authority relations as well as establishing closer relationships with members of the Church who have been faithful and whom have endured so much while sustaining itself as a congregation despite recent developments and the unmasking of situations that have hurt the Church’s ability to grow since the murders of John and Wanda Casias in 2012. Some of Shawn’s testimony can be found on the website www.casias.org, specifically casias.org/aboutus.html.  You may reach Shawn at shawn@casias.org for questions or comments.  

Since Shawn commenced active participation after the resignation of the Gustavo Perales, the church has established a board made up of three long standing and faithful members as well as a director of event planning, a treasury committee , a director of music as well as other posts where almost all of the members have offered to serve as the Church moves forward with the desire to grow its presence in the community and bring lost souls to Christ our Savior.

Please continue to Pray for this Mission that has been an important part of the Casias Ministry as it is the first Church established by John, Wanda and their son Shawn Casias in 1985.  The Church was pastored by John Casias until his murder at his home on January, 31st 2012.   This church and Mission is currently seeking a Pastor as it accepted the Resignation of Gustavo Perales on February 26th 2017.

We are amazed at how many churches, missionaries and prayer warriors have reached out to us with support of preachers, discipleship ministers and prayers.  The faithful members of the Church are showing their love for God and their faith that God is in Control as He continues to prove Himself as a God of Miracles and Grace.  “ I look forward to see what God can do with the Church my parents so much loved. I will help wherever I am needed and where my experiences and abilities allow me to be of service.“   Stated Shawn Casias


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  (1 Peter 4:10)


March 7, 2017      

  The Casias Ministry announces that on February 26, 2017, one of it’s Missions, La Primera Iglesia Bautista del Cercado (The First Baptist Church of El Cercado), accepted the resignation of Pastor Gustavo Perales.

  We would like to thank Gustavo for his services since the murders of John and Wanda Casias who founded the church in 1985.  The Casias Ministry prays for Gustavo Perales and his family as they move on to seek God’s will in their lives and move forward to serve as they are lead. 

  La Primera Iglesia Bautista del Cercado will continue services as usual as it seeks a new Pastor. The Congregation loves the Lord and is determined to stay strong as a family that God has allowed to persevere in what would be challenging for any Church.

  Our prayers and support are with the Church and the Perales Family as we all seek what God is planning for our futures. If you are an interested Pastor, you know of a Pastor or  have any suggestions, comments or questions, please email us at info@casias.org  


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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.  (Romans 8: 28) 

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