In July of 1986 Carlos and his wife Emily Sarmiento received the call to full-time ministry under the leadership of Pastor Benny Hinn.
After nine years of serving faithfully at Orlando Christian Center, Carlos stepped out and began to travel full time with Reviving This Generation Ministries. RTG was a revivalistic missions-focused ministry with numerous open doors to preach the word of God with signs and wonders all throughout the US, Canada, Caribbean Islands, South America and Russia.
Five years later, the Lord began to do a “new thing” in Carlos and Emily. Through much prayer and godly counsel from respected ministry leaders. God confirmed His will for them to launch a Church in Ocoee, Florida. Living Waters Church was birthed on April 23, 2000 on a Resurrection Sunday morning with 97 people in attendance.
In February 2005 at a Kim Clement Service, Carlos received a prophetic word that would align his heart to embrace the direction of the Lord for the unique ministry the Lord was desiring to establish. Below is a video testimony of Carlos' encounter on Sid Roth's show "It's Supernatural." He shares in detail His heavenly encounter that shifted the course of His life, and ministry.
Carlos at the Orlando House of Prayer
It is Carlos' desire to see the body of Christ equipped, and empowered to walk in their God given identity. He is the founder of both the Orlando House of Prayer, and Forerunner Ministry Alliance.
Carlos and his wife Emily have raised 3 sons and 2 daughters in the ways of the Lord. Together they serve full time as the Executive Directors of the Orlando House of Prayer, a ministry organized as a Missions Base and a House of Prayer, with Night & Day Worship & Intercession.
A key emphasis of OHOP is to see messengers raised up in every sphere of society for the end-time harvest of souls. Carlos is fervent to carry out the mandate that the Lord has released upon him in order to see the Body of Christ prepared as the Bride of Christ. Carlos emphasizes the message of Intimacy as well as Equipping and Releasing Prophetic Messengers that are grounded in the revelation of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit through a lifestyle of Prayer and living out the first commandment. As the Lord continues to open doors Carlos will continue to edify the body of Christ through preaching, teaching, online courses, traveling, and writing.