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In August of 1988 Rev. Rudy Cervantes received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and he was born again. The following year, in 1989, Rudy founded Heavenly Trumpet Ministries.

Rudy's family comes from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was raised in a Christian home. Both his father and maternal grandfather were Baptist ministers. His family is also incredibly musical and has always been involved in church music programs.

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Rudy and his wife Fran were married in San Diego, California in 1982. Fran and her family are from San Diego.

Rudy and Fran currently reside in San Diego, California and attend Parkway Hills Church of the Nazarene. Previously, they lived in Sparks, Nevada, where they grew under the leadership of Dr. Rev. Herb Ireland.

Rudy has been an ordained elder and registered song evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene since 2000. He graduated from Nazarene Bible College (Colorado Springs, CO) in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music.

Rudy played the trumpet during childhood, but it wasn't until 1988 that he began to play again on a regular basis. Between 1990 and 1994, Rudy studied trumpet with Mark Lord (
http://www.showgigs.com) in Reno. In Colorado Springs, Rudy studied under David Zuerker, principal trumpet player for the Colorado Springs Symphony and Colorado Springs First Presbyterian Church. Rudy is proficient in the trumpet, flugelhorn, and piccolo trumpet. Currently, he is experimenting with the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI), which he has began to incorporate into the ministry's program.
 
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Heavenly Trumpet Ministries is a full-time music ministry. Through the working of the Holy Spirit, the ministry desires to serve Jesus Christ. It is our hope that we be servants of Jesus Christ and not performers.

We take the Scriptures seriously, and we believe that this ministry has a commission to share the Good News to non-believers and Christians alike. Some of our favorite verses are John 3:3, John 3:16, John 14:6, and Romans 6:23.

 
The mission of HTM is humble, as it functions to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, show the love of God to nonbelievers, and encourage those who are already in the Faith. Our ministry conveys this mission through the outlet of wholesome Christian music and celebration.

This ministry strives to rest autonomous from record contracts with music corporations. HTM is financed by its concert ministry, faithful supporters, and the grace of the Lord. This ministry is not engaged in any financial or concert promotion contracts by any outside talent agency. HTM maintains its conviction that it was commissioned to minister to individuals and not perform for audiences.

HTM goes where the Lord calls and where He opens doors. We seek the opportunity to minister to all congregations.

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Above all, we keep His promises close to our hearts: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5) 
 
Since the ministry was founded in 1989, Rudy Cervantes has ministered to more than 2,000 congregations nation-wide. In addition, he has appeared at regional pastoral conferences, college chapel services, and national denominational assemblies, including:
Heavenly Trumpet Ministries has produced several CDs featuring Rudy's trumpet soloing. Rudy may be seen also in "Moments Together, Vol. 1" (1997), "A Living Legacy, Vol. III" (1998), and "I Give You Jesus, Vol. 5" (2001), three nationally distributed videos from the Nazarene Evangelists' Gatherings.