26 West Church, Hillsboro, OR

Jose & Carmen Zayas

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Jose Zayas was first awakened to his mission to share the Good News as a teenager living in New York City. “In high school, I simply wanted my friends to encounter Jesus in a real way. Little did I know that God would open doors to allow me to share with millions of people around the globe in the decades that followed.”

Today, Jose is active in global mission—speaking at festivals, conferences, and outreaches across the United States, Europe, and Africa through Jose Zayas Evangelism International.

Jose lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Carmen and two children, and is very much committed to local mission as well—serving as lead pastor of 26 West Church, where he is passionately helping followers of Jesus live on mission to their city.

In 2004, Westside: A Jesus Church (formerly Solid Rock) was planted out of Cedar Mill Bible Church. The vision for Solid Rock began with a small group of people praying for a move of God in the westside of Portland. 

On Easter 2012, Westside: A Jesus Church planted Sunset: A Jesus Church (now 26 West Church) with a passion to help people experience life in Jesus in the 26 West corridor area and beyond.