Juan Carlos Gaona Poveda D. in History from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mérida, México. He holds a master's degree in History from the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia; a theology degree from the Fundación Universitaria Bautista, Cali, Colombia, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Pedagogy from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá. He has taught in the History program of the Universidad del Valle, the Theology program of the Fundación Universitaria Bautista and the Social Work program of the Fundación Universitaria Claretiana in Cali, Colombia. Author of the book Disidencia religiosa y conflicto sociocultural. Tactics and evangelical strategies of struggle for the modeling of the public sphere in Colombia (1912-1957). He is currently finishing his doctoral thesis: "Una historia del libro evangélico en Hispanoamérica. The city of Mexico and the Río de la Plata, century xx”.