Ramiro Bio pictureRev. Ramiro Peña is the founder and pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church of Waco. He and his wife Orphalinda started the church in May of 1991. He began in youth ministry in 1982 and was licensed and ordained as a Baptist pastor in 1985 in Temple, Texas.

He has served for nine years on the Baylor University Board of Regents, chairing standing committees on development and marketing, academic and student affairs as well as missions’ funding.

Rev. Peña earned a BA in religion at Baylor. In addition to graduate studies in philosophy and business at Baylor, he has completed training in pastoral counseling, hospital chaplaincy, and police chaplaincy.

He and his wife, Orphalinda Peña, RN, have been married for 28 years and have three children: Andrea, Rebekah, and David.