“MESSENGERS OF PEACE” To equip and send out young people who are willing to go into the Home and Foreign Mission Fields to aid Pastors and Missionaries with the work of Exalting Christ, Equipping the Church and Evangelizing the World. Where there is no vision the people perish!
National Youth Board
Pastor Jacob Rodriguez received the call to preach at the age of 12 and was groomed by his father Bishop Joseph V. Rodriguez. He preached his first sermon at the age of 16 and was ordained as a minister at the age of 21. Then at the age of 22, Pastor Jacob became one of the youngest published authors in Apostolic Assembly history when he wrote his first book, The Woman’s Touch. Since then, he has authored numerous books and ministered to thousands, both nationally and internationally.
Pastor Jacob has served in youth ministry and church leadership at various levels, including youth pastor and assistant pastor. In addition to attending Christian Life College (Stockton, CA), Pastor Jacob also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from the International Apostolic Bible College (CBAI).
From 2010-2012, Pastor Jacob served as the Leadership Coordinator for the National Messengers of Peace. From 2012-2016, he served as Secretary of the National Messengers of Peace. In November of 2016, Pastor Jacob Rodriguez was elected President of the National Messengers of Peace and currently serves in this office.
Pastor Jacob is also the Founder and Lead Pastor of CityLight Church in Mountain View, CA www.citylightonline.org. He and his wife Cherie and their two children, Makai and Chloe, live in the Bay Area.
Dr. Oswaldo Moreno was raised in Queen Creek, Arizona – a town in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. It was here, at the age of fourteen, the Lord began to call him to ministry. He soon realized he would spend his life serving others and “bringing light, love, hope, and the gospel to those in need.”
After obtaining a bachelors degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, Dr. Moreno moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a masters and doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology. While in Boston, Dr. Moreno received clinical and applied training at Clark University, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Moreno is a MTS candidate at Harvard University and a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University.
While in Boston, Dr. Moreno served as the local youth president, worship leader, Sunday school teacher, and the local church secretary. He is currently the assistant pastor of Boston Apostolic Lighthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to his position as the treasurer for the National Messengers of Peace, Dr. Moreno served as the Northeast District Messengers of Peace President.
His life’s philosophy has been to “empower the next generation to learn and grow in life” and “to equip the next generation to reach their God given potential.”It is through his willingness to serve that God has allowed him to work in different areas of ministry.
Dr. Moreno is married to Luisana Moreno since 2012. Together, they are happily raising their daughter, Faith. The Moreno ladies have played a significant role in his ministry.
Judah Montenegro is an Aerospace Engineer, public speaker, published author, and overall well-rounded individual who loves to learn and grow. He has accepted the call to serve the Lord at all costs and to constantly become a better follower of Jesus Christ. Judah graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering while remaining plugged into his local church; he serves as a youth leader, music director, LifeGroup leader, ordained minister, and assistant pastor.
Currently pursuing a Master’s degree of Business Administration with an emphasis in Project Management from Grand Canyon University, he strives to continually be a better vessel in the hands of the master. Judah is married to Rebekah Montenegro who he met while serving together on the Arizona District Messengers of Peace board, where combined, both have served on the AZMOP District board for over 14 years.
As an engineer, Judah shares the Bible in a creative, unconventional, and thought-provoking way. He uses his background in mathematics and science to gift-wrap the truths of the Bible for all audiences from different backgrounds.
He effectively engages curious and logical thinkers in a generation driven by information and technology. His mission is to always be a bright light in the world and steer as many people as possible to the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.