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Bishop Ismael Martín del Campo
AAFCJ General Secretary

Bishop Ismael Martín del Campo is the General Secretary of the Apostolic Assembly, for the 2022 to 2026 term.

He was born in Mexico City on May 11, 1963 in an apostolic home. This family now has five generations of Apostolic believers. He was baptized on August 6, 1978 in the Name of Jesus Christ, at the age of fifteen.

He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Theology from the Baptist Seminary of Mexico in 1987. He did postgraduate studies in the Latin American Biblical Seminary of San José, Costa Rica. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in Religion degree from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico in 2012 and in 2014 he was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, where he also did the coursework for the Doctorate of Ministry.

The bishop planted two churches in Mexico City as a young man. In 1992 he emigrated to the United States of America. He was appointed Pastor of the Apostolic Assembly in South Gate in 1993, a congregation in crisis, he received two families and a building with two mortgages. The First Apostolic Assembly of South Gate today has its property completely paid off and two hundred members.

He was elected Bishop Supervisor of the Los Angeles District in 2003. In said capacity he organized the Azusa Street Revival Centennial and led the district to grow from forty to fifty congregations. The 2006 General Convention elected him Secretary of Christian Education, an office he served in until 2014. In this office he organized a new study plan and the publication of eighty new Bible College manuals. He also organized agreements with different seminaries so that Apostolic Assembly ministers could receive accredited Master and Doctorate degrees. More than a hundred pastors and ministers received degrees through these agreements. He was elected Bishop Vice President in 2014, a responsibility in which he led the Assembly’s church planting program until 2018. The 2022 General Convention elected him General Secretary.

The bishop has been an editor for more than one hundred twenty books in Spanish and more than eighty books in English for the Apostolic Assembly. His most renowned work is, “Cosechando En El Field,” a brief history of the Apostolic Assembly. He and his wife Oralia have been blessed with two children, Ismael III (married to Elizabeth) and Jasiel, and they have two beautiful granddaughters, Hadassah and Elizabeth.

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