Our Story

Over the Years


Called Into Ministry

Our Founding Pastor, Bob Ordeman came to the Rio Grande Valley in 1974 as a newly employed college graduate and shortly thereafter married his college girlfriend. Together, they began to serve the Lord in their local church and grow as Christians. After a few years, Pastor Bob felt the Lord was calling him into full-time ministry, and so he turned from other job opportunities to follow a rigorous mentorship program that taught Biblical doctrine and church disciplines.


Church Attendance Grew

In 1991, he was given the opportunity to move to Brownsville and become an extension of a local Harlingen congregation. Within five years, the church had grown to 300, and in its tenth year, the church grew to 1000 people.


Passing The Baton

After over 35 years in ministry, the founding pastor of ICC blessed Victor Echavarria to take the lead role as the Lead Pastor of International Christian Center by passing the baton – to carry on the legacy.


Making A Difference

Today, the church has 2500 people attending on three different campuses, including one in Northern Mexico. The congregation continues to grow and expand as well as reaching many more through church online to make a difference in the lives of others.