DISTRICT EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Rev. Clemente Maldonado, Jr. Superintendent
Rev. Maldonado was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and raised in Oklahoma. He graduated from Latin American Bible Institute in El Paso, Texas in 1978. He is an Ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 1989. He has served as District Secretary/Treasurer from 1996-2005. Rev. Maldonado became Superintdent in November 2005. He has pastored churches in Oklahoma, Michigan and Illinois. He has been married for over 30 years to Esther and has three children and one grandchild.
Rev. Efraim Espinoza Assistant Superintendent
Rev. Efraim Espinoza retired in March 2016 after serving more than 30 years at the Assemblies of God National Leadership Resource Center, Springfield, MO. His most recent assignment has been serving as the Director of the Office of Hispanic Relations in 2006, and as coordinator of Evangelio Pentecostal (Spanish Pentecostal Evangel) since 1995. Previously, he had filled various leadership roles including District liaison at National Sunday School Dept., Director of We Build People Office and National Coordinator of the U.S. Decade of Harvest Office.
His pastoral experience including serving as Senior Pastor at Templo Emanuel A/G in Crystal City, TX for 14 years and nearly 7 years at El Faro A/G in Springfield, MO. He graduated with honors from Latin American Bible Institute-Texas in 1971 and Evangel University, Springfield, MO in 2003.
He has co-authored three books and has written over two hundred articles published in National A/G publications. He participated in organizing FHEDDAD (Fraternidad Hispana de Escuela Dominical y Discipulado Asambleas de Dios) in 1998 and has served as secretary for this international group since its beginning.
Efraim and his wife, Elois have been married since 1969 and have three children and eight grandchildren.
Rev. Rafael Cruz Secretary/Treasurer
Rev. Cruz was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He graduated from International Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) in 1975.
He attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) and retired from the United States Post Office after 34 years of dedicated service; 9 of which he served as a supervisor.
He ministered as pastor in various locations over 17 years in Aurora, Rockford and Iowa and has served as AG National Evangelist for over 15 years traveling to 9 countries. He recently received the honor of becoming a Certified Trainer for the John Maxwell Leadership program.
Rafael and his wife Gloria have been married for 46 years and have 3 daughters and 1 grandson.