Father Hector Angel Perez was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba on July 9, 1972 to Rodolfo Perez and Dinorah Lopez. He is the second of a family of two children. He completed in 1984 his primary education at Jose Marti School in San Luis, Pinar del Rio. He then completed in 1987 his secondary education in Raul Sanchez School in Pinar del Rio. He completed his college education in 1990 at Hermanos Barcon School and later he graduated in 1993 from Primero de Mayo Technical Institute in Pinar del Rio. He then entered the Hector Alfredo Pineda Saldivar University in Havana City, and in 1994 he left the University to join the religious Congregation of the Passionist in Havana City. After six months he was sent to Queretaro, Mexico, for two years where he did the novitiate and professed his religious vows in June of 1997. As a Passionist he went to Guatemala City in Central America to study Philosophy for two years.
Moved by the guidance of the Spirit he left the community in 1999, and in the summer of that year he came to Florida, U.S.A. with the firm desire to become a priest. He applied to the Archdiocese of Miami and was accepted in 2000. He entered St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami where he continued his philosophy studies for two years. He then attended St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.
His Pastoral Assignments includes: Our Lady of Charity, National Sanctuary, Miami; Our Lady of Divine Providence, Miami; Palmetto Hospital, Hialeah; Maya Ministry, Palm Beach; The Caring Kitchen, Palm Beach; Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami; Prison Ministry, Palm Beach; and St. Catherine of Siena, Miami.