Dr. Manuel (Manny) Fernandez - Married to Glenda and father of three children: Manny, Sarah and Elizabeth.Manny Fernandez was born in Guatemala, Central America. He arrived in the US at the age of 15. After finishing high school and two years of Junior College, he enrolled in Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland Oregon. He met his wife, Glenda, from Boise Idaho who was also studying at Multnomah. They were married upon graduation in 1979. They traveled to Dallas Texas where Manny studied in the Masters program at Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Masters of Theology (ThM) in 1983 and also received his Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) from Dallas Seminary in 1996. In 2000, after ministering 15 years in Madrid Spain, Manny and Glenda moved to Irving, Texas to establish the World Link Ministries headquarters. They currently live with their three children Manny Jr., Elizabeth and Sarah in Flower Mound, Texas.
Manny is the president of World Link Ministries– a unique ministry dedicated to spreading the gospel message to the un-churched peoples of Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere.
He is also the director of a prototype seminary program in Madrid with extension campuses throughout Spain/Morocco/Cuba/Ukraine/Romania. These training centers give local students a regular four-year theological education on a par with what they would get in the U.S. but with a difference. The students are involved an average of three days a week in church planting and street evangelism activities. The objective is to have the student already working in a ministry or leading a congregation by the time he graduates.
This church planting seminary prototype has been extremely successful in other parts of the world and is growing in Spain, North Africa, and Cuba, Mexico, China, Japan and Viet Nam. It is WLM’s goal to start other seminaries following this model and thereby reduce church planting time from the traditional 8 to 12 years to 6 or less years. The Madrid seminary (SEFOVAN or Spanish Seminary for Theological and Evangelistic Training) was inaugurated in 1991 and graduated its first class in 1995.