Alfonso grew up in southeast Fresno, which he would describe as living in a bubble of Mexican-American culture. He did not grow up knowing Jesus but accepted Him as his Lord and Savior during his freshman year of high school. It wasn't until 2008 when he heard Brad Bell talk about the love of God in the book John, that Alfonso fell in love with God's word and decided to commit his whole life to Christ.
Alfonso has a passion for families, the Latin community, and students. He would say that his fuel for ministry is watching the life change God does in students and their families.
Alfonso has been married since 2008 and has three kids, each six years apart. They enjoy serving as a family, whether VBS is happening or week-to-week at youth group, and you can often see them together serving with joy.