About Joseph Kotvas

I’m a second-generation missionary, passionate about reaching souls in Peru, South America and beyond.

I grew up on the mission field, living and working with my family at Efata Baptist Church, School and Children’s Home for the Deaf in Lima, Peru. I was saved and baptized when I was nine years old, and I surrendered to preach the Gospel when I was twelve. Growing up on the field, I served in our local church every way I could, including visitation, web development, interpreting, playing the piano, teaching and preaching.

God continued to guide my steps, and as I matured, I began to see the great need for godly preachers and teachers across Peru. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in education at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL, I followed the Lord’s leading to return to the mission field. In December 2013, I completed an 18-month internship as a student missionary affiliated with Macedonia World Baptist Missions, teaching in the Efata Christian School and leading the youth group in a nearby church plant.

In January 2013, I began full-time deputation, raising support for the vision God has given me. I rejoice in the opportunity to be used of God to train deaf and hearing leaders, establish churches and deaf ministries, start Christian schools for deaf children, and reach souls for Christ across Peru and around the world.