Ali is originally from Central America. He was born in a christian family, his father was a pastor. He moved to Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, for his high school and then college. He graduated from the Central America University and then obtained his Master Degree in Business, at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. The Lord called him to ministry in his church as a lay leader in a dificult time. In 1979 Ali moved to the United States in order to attend the Baptist University of the Americas. In 1996 he served as a hispanic leader in South Carolina, planting churches under the SBC. His passion is for discipleship, church planting, and missions around the world. Ali has seven kids. He and his wife Dana have lived in Arkansas since 2007. He is an alumni from the Downline Institute, and is the facilitator for Downline Español where he serves the Spanish people in Arkansas and all of Latin American.