Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Canales, Ph.D.

Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Canales, Ph.D.

(as of 2014)

The Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Canales, PhD. is currently the Senior Pastor of the great Mission Ebenezer Family Church, in Carson, CA, a dynamic urban ministry, ministering to over 3,000 people per week.

Dr. Canales received his B.A. in Religion with Highest Honors at Vanguard University/SCC in 1974 and his MDIV at the Divinity School, Harvard University (class of '78). At Fuller Theological Seminary, he earned his PhD. ('93) in New Testament under the late great British scholar, Prof. Ralph P. He served FTS (Fuller Theological Seminar) for twenty years. After twenty years at Fuller he resigned to serve as President of the historical Latin American Bible Institute (LABI) (for the next six years). LABI was the first Spanish Pentecostal Institute in the Western Hemisphere founded in 1926. He is a mighty exponent of the Gospel, preaching across America cross culturally, and cross denominationally.

He is in constant demand as a published author, and a gifted communicator. But his greatest achievement is at home, married to Ritha Brubaker Canales for thirty-eight years. They are proud parents of three mighty men of God: Joshua, David, Jacob and their beautiful wives; Isaac and Ritha are grandparents to five precocious grandchildren.  "Every good gift (has) comes down from the Father of lights." (St. James 1:17)

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