Ruben Quintana’s uproarious routine about his family life sounds like a story straight out of the Old Testament. Raised in a “small” Mexican family of nine, Ruben’s mama Josefina ruled their household with old school traditions and her version of the Ten Commandments. “Thou shalt do as Mama says
God will punish you!”
The dynamic saga of Ruben’s colorful life has taken him around the world with several military comedy tours in Japan and Korea. He is an all-time favorite and in constant demand from many universities, corporations and convention coordinators nationwide. Reading his name in established publications such as The Daily Variety and Hispanic magazine are always fun and exciting for Ruben; however, the real icing on the cake are the smiles and laughter that he gets from his friends, the audience. Pastors say about Ruben, “(His) passion to reach the lost, care for his home and family, and use the talent of comedy in his life, is a powerful tool to all who know him.”
In his testimony, Ruben says, “My life was a never-ending cycle of emptiness. I believed all the lies that the enemy had set before me, sacrificed everything I had and chased 'stardom.'
It’s a miracle that I even survived
My passion and desire as God’s comedian is to be used by Him in every way possible to reach those 'lost sheep.' If I can take you for an hour of your day and bring you into a place of joy and laughter, then I as an entertainer have fulfilled my calling.”
"There is a tool called 'offense' that the enemy uses to cause division within the body of Christ. It pulls believers away from the Church and causes them to turn their back on our Father God, Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I, for one, bought into this lie and chose to backslide at the age of 16.
"The term 'backslide' sounds so temporary and short term, it's as if you can easily catch up at any time if needed. But in all reality, I took myself out of the will and protection of God for 20 years.
"My life was a never-ending cycle of emptiness. I believed all the lies that the enemy had set before me, sacrificed everything I had and chased 'Stardom.' The truth is, anything gained out of the will of God, Lordship of Jesus Christ, and comfort of the Holy Spirit is counterfeit to what God has chosen for us.
"Looking back on all those years without Jesus as the focal point of my life, it is a miracle that I even survived. At any point in time I could have been taken into an eternity of torment. I was spared while many others never even get a second chance. God’s mercies, grace and love are eternal and He proves it endlessly by pursuing us, His 'lost sheep.' He is always faithful.
"In the summer of 2001, I was on a three-day road trip to Nevada and Oregon when God spoke to me directly through the radio ministry. The brand new car that I rented did not come with an antenna so the only stations that I could tune in were those featuring Christian ministry. My life immediately changed right after that. Within one month, I met a Christian woman by the name of Margarita who spoke to me about our Lord Jesus Christ. One month later she gave me a Men’s Study Bible. Two months later I rededicated my life to Christ. Three months later I married her… she is the woman of my dreams!!! I never thought that I could ever be so happy and fulfilled as a husband and as a father. My life is truly blessed by the hand of God and continues to grow in His fullness each and every day.
"My passion and desire as God’s comedian is to be used by Him in every way possible to reach those 'lost sheep.' Each day I dedicate my mind, heart, body, soul and spirit to seeking God’s face, direction and will for my life. I cannot tell you how many times He wakes me up in the middle of the night with funny thoughts or dreams. I literally laugh myself awake. If only I could burn a DVD of my dreams I could retire the 'Funniest Man Alive.' Does God laugh? Of course He does. That’s why He blessed me with a receding hairline.
"As we know, life may not always be easy for a believer and follower of Jesus Christ but the blood of our Savior guarantees us victory and a personal relationship with our Father God. I, on the other hand, provide some comic relief.
"May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."