About Us


Steve and Shelly began their life of missions work as a family in June of 1983, when they moved to Mexico City with two small sons. Soon thereafter, doors of ministry began to open all over the Spanish-speaking world. Thirty-eight years and over 3 million frequent flyer miles later, their ministry now span four continents.

Steve and Shelly are blessed with a growing family of three adult children, one daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and four awesome grandsons.


“I have had the privilege on multiple occasions to witness the ministry of Latin Equip in action. Steve and Shelly Hopkins are making an impact that is and will continue to produce an incredible harvest for the kingdom of God. This is the real deal!

-Steve Dixon, Pastor Christian Life Cathedral, Fayetteville Arkansas and LE Board Member

We’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand the great work that LE is doing in Peru and beyond.  If it isn’t sustainable, they don’t do it.  Strategically partnering with the local church to help it grow and serve their own communities in so many ways is at the heart of Latin Equip.
-Brad & Melissa Conlon



“There is only ONE LATINEQUIP. Unique in their expression and commitment to one thing: God’s unconditional love in Jesus and articulating this to LATIN AMERICA!!

-Mike Moore, Senior M&A Advisor, Generational Equity and LE Board Member

I consider working with Steve and Shelly Hopkins as a true joy and honor. In my capacity of Latin Equip board member, we have partnered on numerous occasions to minister internationally. Each trip has been marked with excellent planning, effective ministry, and great experiences.  I look forward to the future and co-laboring again with such faithful servants.

Kevin Pate, C12 Chair, North Texas and LE Board Member