José (known as Pepe) pastors the evangelical church in Alcázar. He is married to Virtudes.
Pepe was born into a nominal Roman Catholic family in the town of Alcázar de San Juan, in La Mancha, central Spain. The region, some ninety miles south of Madrid, is famous for its association with Don Quixote. Virtudes grew up in Moral de Calatrava, also in central Spain.
During Pepe's teenage years, he met an EMF missionary who encouraged him to read the Gospel of John: a first step in a process that resulted in his conversion. The couple married in 1989 and came to the UK to study with EMF. As they returned to Spain, Pepe was appointed pastor of his home church in Alcázar. In addition to his work as a pastor, Pepe also has a radio ministry, is a chaplain to the local prison, and an author of a wide range of Christian books.
The couple have two daughters, Gloria and Paula.