Born in Florida and raised in Georgia, Puerto Rico and North Carolina,Rev. Rivera is a Former U.S. Senator for Florida, candidate (2016). He Completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology and Education at the University of Puerto Rico and his Graduate work in Administration and Supervision of Complex Organizations in Education at New York University (NYU). He continued his Doctoral studies in Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Rivera is a Federal Certified Manager of Housing (CMH) as well as a Federal Certified Financial Manager (CFM).He has served in Ministry, Education and Business for over 40 years, establishing over a dozen successful businesses and organizations as a Christian entrepreneur. He has worked in the educational field from the Pre-School level all the way up to Higher Education. Awarded membership as a Phi-Delta-Kappa as an outstanding educator. Today he serves as a private consultant to Churches, Schools and Non-Profit Organizations, as well as working in special projects with The White House. He has served in four Continents and the Caribbean Islands and traveled extensively to dozens of countries around the World. Mr. Rivera has been married for 38 years and has one son who is a Federal Agent in Homeland Security in Anti-Terrorism and he has one very active eight-year-old grandson.