Isidro Piña was born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico and has been married to Blanca since 1984.  Together they have two children and a grandson.  Isidro came to the United States at the age of 14 and lived in San Antonio, Texas until he took his first appointment as a United Methodist minister.

Isidro received his call to ministry in 1988 but did not begin full-time ministry until 1991.  He graduated from Memorial High in San Antonio and received his undergrad from UT Pan American in Edinburg, Texas in 2004.  He went on to graduate school where he earned his MDiv from Southern Methodist University.  He is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis on Preaching and Worship.  

He has served different congregations in the former Rio Grande Conference which is now Rio Texas Conference.  At the present time he is the Senior Pastor of El Buen Pastor UMC in Edinburg, Texas.  

Isidro did his CPE through the Methodist Health Ministries located in San Antonio, Texas.

Isidro’s pastimes include going to the gym, running race events and spending time with his grandson.

Isidro serves as chaplain to Rio Grande Valley Toros FC, a position he was appointed to in 2018.


BBA, University of Texas Pan American (2004)

MDiv, Southern Methodist University (2010)

Additional Certifications and Training

CPE – Six units

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