Pastoral Staff

Gilbert and Eileen web2Gilbert and Eileen Silva
Lead Pastors

Pastor Gilbert and his wife Eileen are lead pastors of House of Praise International Church in Lorain, Ohio, where together they have faithfully served to build a church that loves God, serves people and reaches their world for Christ.  

Their ministry focuses on making disciples and teaching the word of God with simplicity and practicality, encouraging people to spread the gospel to those in their circle of influence and live life together through small groups, making discipleship a part of everyday life. 

Under their leadership, House of Praise International Church has opened a second campus in Lorain County in the city of Oberlin, a Spanish campus onsite and planted two churches - one in Lakewood and another in Columbus, Ohio.

Pastor Gilbert and Eileen have traveled to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, India, Cambodia, and other nations as well as here in the United States and Canada, strengthening the body of Christ and preaching the gospel. Pastor Silva also serves as Regional Director of Minister's Fellowship International, which includes churches in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions.  

Gilbert and Eileen have been happily married for 33 years and are blessed with 3 children: Celeste, Chelsea and Josiah and a Golden Retriever named Titus.

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Mark and Sol webMark Hebebrand
Oberlin Campus Pastor / Worship Director

Mark and his wife, Solmaria, have a passion for evangelism and small groups. They have been with the House of Praise for 22 years. Their goal is to train and equip leaders and release them into the call of God.

Mark currently serves as the worship pastor for both campuses and also serves as the Oberlin campus pastor along with his wife, Solmaria. They have a blessed marriage and two wonderful daughters who love the Lord, Kayla, 16 and Lydia, 12.
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Iris webIris Marrero
Founding Pastor

Pastor Iris and her husband the late Rev. Illuminado Marrero are the founding pastors of House of Praise International Church.
She currently serves as a staff pastor who oversees the Spanish speaking community of small groups.
She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
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Edwin webEdwin Marrero
Spanish Campus Pastor
Edwin Marrero has been with House of Praise since its original conception and served as part of the founding leadership team.  Edwin has a passion and love for the Word and a desire to see every believer equipped in the life-changing truth of Christ.
Edwin and his wife, Indira, serve as the Spanish campus pastors.
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