My Story


Born in Cuba August 6, 1937. Relocated to Miami Florida in 1947. Has  resided in Miami Dade County for 70 years with intervals of residence  in Connecticut, New York, California and Maine. Has traveled extensively  throughout the Continental United States including Hawaii. Attended Coral Gables High school. Honorably discharged from the US Navy after a 4 year service. Received several certifications in different fields. Has  held a degree in general construction.   General Contractors license in  Dade county Fl. And   Monroe County Fl. For over 30 years. Ministerial  experience: Has been a Born Again believer since 1948. Attended Bible  training at Cornerstone Bible School, and  "love of God ministerial  training center".  Extensive ministerial, pastoral and Bible teaching  experience. Chaplaincy training State of Florida Corrections dept.  Chaplain at Dade Correctional in Florida City, Assistant chaplain at  Broward Women’s Correctional. Pastor and founder of Our Father’s Place Church in Miami Fl  for over 30 years. Extensive pastoral counseling in Substance abuse, family recovery, Marital, pre-marital and spiritual warfare. Presently  Rev Matacena is the senior pastor of Our fathers Place Church, Has  spiritual oversight and pastoral responsibility over “Comunidad  Cristiana Agua viva” , “The Spirit of the Lord Ministries” serves on  ministerial boards. Is the founder and overseer of “Iglesia en casa” a  Para church outreach and ministry in Barranquilla Colombia. Rev Matacena has established more than 100 churches in central America and established ministries in South America. Is currently the executive director of Our Father’s Place Inc. Out Patient mental health Dept. Currently and for some 20 plus years has conducted “Agape Boot Camps” worldwide and nationally bringing the love of God to many. As  of this writing we are launching a new ministry out of Our fathers  Place called, “NEED PRAYER Miami” – this is an outreach consisting of a  24 hour live prayer and our goal is to place 1000000 stickers on the  rear window of automobiles >>>( God is Love – Need prayer –  call 786-410-0708. I continue to write and  share Gods word.. I now have a great family, 4 children, 11 grand children and 11 great grand children. Agape