Dr. Jesse Miranda
Dr. Miranda hosted top Latino Evangelical Leaders in an event themed “The Gathering”. “The objective was to recognize next generation leadership and pass the baton with the affirmation that we bless you and support you”, stated Miranda. The NHCLC recognizes Dr. Miranda’s vital role in opening the pathway for so many of the blessings the Latino Church is currently experiencing particularly in the area of National influence. Latino Evangelicals need a forum to gather academic, scholarly and research data that will enable us to contextualize our narrative. “Jesse Miranda is the Godfather of the Latino Evangelical movement”, stated Rev. Sam Rodriguez. The Formal recognition will take place this September. Dr. Jesse Miranda presently serves as Distinguished Professor At Large at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He is an international Christian leader with a firm commitment to Latino civic engagement. A noted community leader and religious educator for more than forty years, his expertise and extensive background in the areas of leadership, social ethics, reconciliation, and theological education have resulted in his being called for consultation with United States Presidents on issues dealing with church, society and immigration. His knowledge and expertise regarding Hispanic culture have been shared in two books, The Christian Church in Ministry (translated into ten languages) and Liderazgo y Amistad (Leadership and Friendship). He was co-director and one of the principal investigators of the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and one of the editors of the Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States, a book of anthologies, monographs and reports published by Oxford Press. Dr. Miranda is a veteran church leader. He is the founder and President of the Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales (AMEN) consisting of 27 denominations and 77 ministries. He is the founder of the largest Latino seminary in the nation, the Latin American Theological Seminary. Currently he serves as an Executive Presbyter with the General Council of the Assemblies of God and is the Commissioner on Ethnicity for that Fellowship. He is the founder and director of the Jesse Miranda Center for Latino Leadership at Vanguard University. Dr. Miranda received his B.A. at Southern California College (now Vanguard University), a Masters in Religious Education Degree Talbot Theological Seminary (Biola University), a Master of Science Degree in School Administration from California State University (Fullerton), and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, have three grown children and eight grandchildren and lives in Anaheim, CA.