Raymond Rivera was born on October 23, 1980 in the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico to Rev. Raymond Rivera and Juanita Flores. In his first 18 years, Raymond had the privilege to travel all over the island of Puerto Rico with his family where his father fulfilled his duties as a pastor. During this time, Raymond found a passionate calling contributing music to the ministry learning to play saxophone, clarinet, drums and guitar. He was an active member of the “Asociación de Jóvenes Embajadores de Cristo” (AJEC) in Puerto Rico in the district of Caguas where he excelled as collaborator of several departments.
Raymond holds a Bachelor’s degree at Mizpa Pentecostal University where he was the most outstanding student of the class, taking the honor of Suma Cum Laude. He continued studying for his Master’s Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Turabo and graduated with the honor of Suma Cum Laude. Raymond then continued his studies of Advocacy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ponce where he obtained the degree of Juris Doctor.
Raymond has worked with the Clinic for Legal Assistance in the Court of Ponce and the Court of Caguas. He has also worked for Bigas & Bigas law firm in Ponce as a student intern as well as Centennial of Puerto Rico, MG Laboratories, Banco Popular, and Medicare, among others.
In early 2012 Raymond met a young woman in Stuart’s church who stole his heart and in a little over a year the two were married. They now have two beautiful children together which drive them to be the best they can be.
Since May 2016, God opened a door to work in the Orlando area with the Michael T. Gibson Law Firm where he holds the title of Attorney Liaison and Marketing Representative. “From this position we directly help the churches to receive legal professional consultation with a Christian touch since we were born in a home well-grounded in faith” says Mr. Rivera wearing his warm smile. Raymond and the marketing team at Michael T. Gibson Law Firm provide churches with seminars in the area of legal representation.