Jennie Noriega listed on New Mexico’s Most Wanted by age 16. Courtesy photo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene will have a special guest speaking this Sunday at 10 a.m. in White Rock.
Jennie Noriega was born in Albuquerque under rough circumstances. She was left by both of her parents at 2 months old. She was physically and sexually abused by family members, and started using street drugs at the age of 11. This led to many years of criminal activity.
Noriega was on New Mexico’s most wanted list by the age of 16. She has been arrested more the 24 times as a juvenile and has an extended adult record. Upon her arrest by the F.B.I., at 19 years old, Noriega had 14 aliases. She was facing a life sentence until one day, on March 6, 2005, Noriega came to know Jesus and was delivered from a 19-year drug addiction. Her life was totally transformed by the grace of God.
She is now the ABQ Central Campus Pastor at Sandia Church of the Nazarene, as well as the Street Ministry director. Noriega is a mother of five children and a wife of 25 years. She is a first-generation college graduate of CNM and the University of New Mexico, with a double major in psychology and Africana studies. She volunteers most of her time helping people back into society with new life skills. She also travels around the United States and the world sharing Jesus and teaching full deliverance through the message of Entire Sanctification.
At 10 a.m., this Sunday, Feb. 5, Noriega will discuss her work as a missionary oversees and in the inner city of Albuquerque during a presentation at La Vista Church of the Nazarene, 15 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock. All are invited to come and listen to her amazing story and learn more about her work.