Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Div., Harvard University Divinity School
B.A. in Religion Vanguard University/SCC
The Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Canales, PhD. is the Senior Pastor of the great Mission Ebenezer Family Church, in Carson, CA, a dynamic urban ministry, 3,000 members strong.
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 great British scholar, Prof. Ralph P. Martin. Dr. Canales rose through the ranks at Fuller, from graduate assistant to the late great George Eldon Ladd, PhD; GA to the great Leon Morris; GA to the Dean of the School of Theology. He then moved to Adjunct, Instructor, Adjunct Professor, then Asst. Professor of New Testament and Director of the Hispanic Ministries Dept. at Fuller Theological Seminary. 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), 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, a gifted communicator and has participated in documentary films produced by the Arts and Entertainment Network, "Mysteries of the Bible Series." He was a popular Promise Keeper speaker for many years during its popularity. But his greatest achievement is at home, married to Ritha Brubaker Canales for thirty six years. They are proud parents of three successful sons: Joshua, David, Jacob and grandparents to Elisha, Judah, and Ashby.