God blessed them with two pretty sons and one precious girl: Juan Francisco was born on the 19 of June of 1981, Claudia Elizabeth was born the 17 of March of 1983 and Sergio Jose was born on the 25 of September of 1985.
studied in the Roman Catholic Seminary Fray Junípero Serra in the Planes of Renderos, San Salvador, El Salvador, from 1983 to 1978.
It was there that he began as a preacher in the local churches of the municipality of Panchimalco.
In 1978 he received Bachelors Degree in Sciences and Humanities at the Institute Salesiano Rinaldi of San Salvador.
In 1979 he
entered an association of one of the smaller Franciscan friars in the capital of Guatemala, where he
remained from January to April of that year.
There he served as preacher in a church in the area.
Having felt the leading of God, he left the association in April of the same year and he moved to San Salvador.
In 0ctober of 1979 he began his career in banking with the Banco de Comercio (the Commerce Bank), where he worked until Julio of 1985.
In spite of being very active in his
felt that something was lacking in his
was called by God during a retreat in November of 1983.
After experiencing the love of God at the retreat, he
accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.
In 1984 he
entered the Anglican seminary of the Episcopal Church of El Salvador
In August of 1985, he left work with the Banco de Comercio to dedicate himself to full time ministry as pastor.
was ordained as Deacon on the 19th of November of 1986 in San Salvador and as priest on the 16th of October of 1987.
In El Salvador, he served as pastor of the Churches of San Pedro and San Pablo in Agachapan and Florida in Santa Ana.
On the 17th of March, 2002, Reverend Guardado and his son, Juan Francisco
, took a radical step of faith.