Meet the Pastors


Dr. Gary & Maribel Alaniz are the Founding & Senior Pastors of Kingdom Living Ambassador Center, in Houston, Texas. Gary & Maribel were both raised in Christian homes. In their teen years they both took different paths away from God, but on May 14, 2004, God delivered them both from severe drug addictions and many other strongholds. In August 2004, Gary began attending a 3 year Bible School at Abundant Life School of Ministry (ALSOM), in La Marque, Texas, the next year Maribel followed. Gary & Maribel served faithfully for nearly 5 years at Southeast Worship Center, under the leadership of Pastors Ruben & Minda Rodriguez; they served in many capacities as Associate Pastors, Outreach Directors, Sunday School Teachers, Bus and Transportation Ministry and helped in other areas of the church as needed, such as Children’s Church, Nursery and Youth Church. In April 2005, Gary & Maribel birthed an evangelistic outreach ministry in Southeast Houston, where they would go into apartment complexes and parks and minister to the community, in which resulted in 100’s of decisions for salvation. In November 2007, Gary was ordained at Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque, Texas, under the leadership and direction of Pastors Walter & Cindy Hallam (ALMOND). God has found them faithful and in October 2007, the Lord instructed them to pioneer a Kingdom Church, in the Houston/Pearland, Texas region. In mid-April 2009 Gary & Maribel were commissioned and blessed to begin this work, by their Mentor, Dr. Mike Brown, of Strength & Wisdom Ministries and in Late April 2009, Gary & Maribel were also sent out and planted under the full spiritual covering of Pastors Walter & Cindy Hallam and Abundant Life Christian Center to pioneer and begin Kingdom Living Church,(KINGDOM LIVING AMBASSADOR CENTER) a multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church that is preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. Gary & Maribel have been married for over 18 years and are parents to their twins Giovanni and Alanis Alaniz, and to their eldest daughter Ms. Priscilla Chavez. Gary and Maribel also serve as Texas City Directors, for the pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel, under the leadership of Pastor John Hagee, as they meet annually with congressional leaders and government representatives on Capitol Hill. Gary & Maribel, were also honored to be personally mentored by the late Dr. Myles Munroe of Bahamas Faith Ministries and Myles Munroe International. In 2015 Gary received an earned doctorate degree from Mid-West College of Theology. Gary and Maribel currently reside in Pearland, Texas, and continue to help with the day to day operations of his parent’s family businesses, representing the Real-Estate, the Housing, the Electrical, and the Transportation Industries.

Kingdom Living Ambassador Center, is the Church that is Loving the King, Learning the Kingdom, & Living the Kingdom Life.