Multi Media Institute Director and Associate Professor
Rafael Barreiro comes to ORU from CBN where he wrote and produced over 400 episodes of the award-winning, magazine-style Spanish television show, Club 700 Hoy, which is viewed in about 100 markets in more than 15 countries. As senior producer, he has produced music segments with some of the top Spanish Christian artists in the world and interviews with internationally renowned authors. He has also trained producers from Latin America and the U.S., instilling in them a commitment to excellence.
Professor Barreiro’s calling is to use media to share God’s word, and his passion is for writing and directing family action adventure movies and youth entertainment. He has directed over 100 plays with children and has coached young actors who landed major motion picture roles. His films, embedded with God’s truth, have earned him several national awards.
At ORU, Professor Barreiro teaches Fundamentals of Scriptwriting and Film Directing and Producing and is the MultiMedia Institute director for the Junior Year Experience. To his students, he wishes to encourage them to hold fast to God’s hand, following His commands (2 Kings 18:6), to work hard, tapping into God's creativity (Exodus 31:1-6), and not to settle for less than excellence. He has become known by his motto "¡No hay excusa!" ("There is no excuse!") not to fill the world with high quality media that irradiates God’s truth and hope.
Professor Barreiro received a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Secondary Education with emphasis in Television Production and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Hamline University. He received an M.F.A. in Cinema-Television from Regent University.