Rafael Bastien-Herrera surrendered his life to Christ in 1982. By 1987, he received his B.A. in Pastoral Ministry & Evangelism from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. During his time at SAGU, he was appointed Campus Student Pastor by the faculty and staff over the ministry of evangelism.
He has since served as Youth Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor of three churches while living and ministering  in Texas, Colorado and California.
He has since received his Master of Arts in Mass Communications (M.A.), and his Master of Divinity in Theology (M.Div.). 
He also currently teaches “Christian Apologetics,” and “How To Study the Bible” at the Fresno Rescue Mission’s Men’s Academy. He has written on his column, “The Word walk,” for Lee Enterprises/Newspapers which include the publications: Selma Enterprise, Kingsburg Recorder, and Hanford Sentinel.
Rafael has also been a Gang Interventionist/Pastoral Counselor with Core Conditions, Inc. and DN Associates in Fresno, CA … He, himself, coming from a barrio lifestyle which involved gangs, drugs, alcohol, violence, and everything else that is attached to the “hood.” 
He has developed Christian Education curriculum for those who feel called into the ministry. As a result, he has started The Word Walk School of Ministry as of June, 2012.  This school is Biblically based, and dedicated to providing sound biblical teaching for those who feel the call to ministry according to Ephesians 4:11-12.
The Word Walk School of Ministry is also for those who desire to learn the Bible at an advanced level.  We have classes in Selma and Fresno, and we are now recruiting students for the school. Please help us to saturate this ministry with prayer. This will be a tremendous avenue for ministerial training throughout the entire Central Valley area, as well as abroad. 
Contact us today if you would like more information. This may be your open door in enhancing your call!
If you would like to have Rafael come and speak at your church or ministry group, feel free to contact him at: rbherrera@thewordwalk.org. You may directly contact Rafael at: (559) 579-5200.
Continue to pray for this ministry…which is what we covet sincerely. 
If you feel impressed upon your heart to give to this ministry, please mail your tax deductible gift to:
P.O. Box 1113, Selma, CA 93662.
(Receipt will be mailed, or e-mailed upon request)
May the Lord bless all you put your hands to do.
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5)
“That He may increase, and I decrease.” (John 3:30)
 Again…please pray for this ministry.
 Pastor Rafael Bastien-Herrera
B.A., M.A., M.Div.
The Word Walk Ministries
P.O. Box 1113 – Selma, CA 93662
May the Lord richly bless you and yours!