Arthur Armas Janos was born on December 31st, 1975 to Martha and Arthur Janos in Palm Springs, Ca. He was the oldest of three children living in the greater Coachella Valley. At the tender age of seven years old, his father passed away. Arthur graduated from Banning High School in Banning, Ca, in 1993. It was through a Regional Occupations Program in High School that Arthur began his life-long career of banking. Arthur was baptized in August 1991 by Assistant Pastor David Rodriguez at the church in Beaumont, Ca. On May 3rd, 1997, Arthur was ordained as a minister of the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ. He was then married to his one and only sweetheart, Dalila Rodriguez, on May 2nd, 1998. Together they had two children, Emily and Benjamin.
Arthur became a member of the Beaumont Apostolic Church in 1990 when his mother, who congregated at the neighboring church in Banning, made arrangements for him to attend because it was a bilingual church and there was a strong youth group. Pastor Pedro Rodriguez, father of Dalila, embraced him as his own and therefore became a part of the Rodriguez family. Arthur became an active youth member and eventually was elected and served as Local and Sector Youth President and then District Treasurer and Vice President over a period of seven years.
When Pastor Rodriguez passed away in 1992, Rev. Richard Almaraz became the interim Pastor until Pastor Prospero Jacobo was installed as the Pastor at the church in Beaumont. In 2002, Arthur and his family moved to Hemet, Ca. to help his brother-in-law Joseph Rodriguez start a new church. It was here that Arthur was exposed to all areas of leadership within the church working alongside Brother Joseph Rodriguez and desired to elevate his leadership even further. This is when he made the move to congregate at Strong Tower Apostolic Church in Corona, Ca in December 2003 under Pastor Edward Pacheco. Pastor Pacheco also embraced Arthur as his own mentoring him and taking him in as a part of the family.
In April of 2009, Arthur and Dalila were called to be pastors of the Apostolic Church in Woodburn, Oregon known as New Hope Apostolic Tabernacle. At the same time Arthur was employed at US Bank in Salem. Shortly thereafter, Arthur was promoted to Branch Manager of the Woodburn and St. Paul branches of U.S. Bank. Arthur was an avid participant in the community. He was a member of the Woodburn Toastmasters and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, he was appointed as Secretary of the Oregon District Board with the Apostolic Assembly and faithfully fulfilled his duties. He also was a teacher at Oregon Bible College operated under the Oregon District. In 2014, he was elected as the President of the Woodburn Chamber of Commerce. He was actively and passionately involved in the community of Woodburn. Arthur was also an active Board Member of Mid-Valley Literacy Center in Keizer where he was highly impactful and instrumental in the planning and vision-casting of the Center.
The community that Arthur connected with is mourning the loss of a kind and caring business member, as well as the church he proudly pastored who has suffered the loss of a passionate servant and mentor. He knew the importance of making a lasting impression and connecting with others beyond the norm. He was an excellent father and husband, a wise counselor making sure that others felt special and important. He is survived by his wife, two children, a brother, Eli Leon and his family from Hesperia, Ca. and his sister, Martha Estrada and her family from Riverside, Ca. as well as multiple brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Arthur was deeply loved by all his family and friends. He was a genuine, sincere friend who left a great impact and a positive influence on those who were blessed to know him.
California Memorial Service:
Friday March 6th @ 7pm
Inland Lighthouse Church
1123 S. Cactus Ave., Rialto Ca 92376
Oregon Memorial Service
People’s Church Salem, Oregon
March 3, 2015