Diane Polanco Solivan was born on a cold night the 16th day of December 1956. Her parents were Mr. Angel Polanco and Ms. Julia Solivan. As a child she was educated in a catholic school and began to feel love for all divine things and service to God at a very early age. Part of her plans was to enter a school for nuns in order to be apart from the world and serve God but God had other plans for her. Later on in life she got married and had her first child, a son, Jorge Luis, from that marriage, from whom today she has four grandchildren. A few years later, she became a young widow and began serving the Lord at an Evangelical Church. She met her current spouse Julio Piña at that church and together they lived 42 years together and from that union they procreated their daughter, Stephanie Dayan Piña-Polanco. Together they began working in the ministry, putting together conferences and spiritual retreats for married couples. Later on,the Lord called them fully into pastoral ministry. Together they pastored a church in the countryside of Puerto Rico and built a temple with the capacity for 350 people and they began to provide services for the residents of Ponce, serving in the social, economical, and spiritual areas of need of the Ponce communities. Together they formed a missions committee, sending clothing, food, and Christian education for the San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic community. Diane continued her studies in various universities of Puerto Rico obtaining a doctoral degree in Counseling and Chaplaincy. She was later promoted to Bishop at the Church of God Mission Board “El Verdadero Amor Restaura” (True Love restores) inSanta Isabel, Puerto Rico. Recognizing the need of the children she began a ministry as a Christian clown named “Regalito” (Little gift), teaching and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was able to help offering counseling to many children that were abused by their families. Today they are healthy adults who serve the Lord. Later on they migrated to the state of Florida in United States where she began to serve as Chaplain of Advent Health Hospital Apopka where she met Chaplain Daniel Reyes, forming a work team to assist patients. She worked with the Church of God in Apopka and later on met Pastor and Chaplain Antonio Rivera, becoming a member of the Altamonte Springs Free Methodist Church, in which she remained until today. Pastor Diane co-wrote the book “The Dimensions of Death” with her husband, pastor Julio Piña. Her love of God, her family, the ministry, missions, friends, people in general and her dedication and commitment, against all odds, leave an impacting lesson and legacy to many.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
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