John Mendez -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

John Méndez is considered among the top Hispanic national leaders of the Evangelical Church in North America. He is a graduate from Latin American Bible College (formerly in El Paso, Texas) and holds Bachelor’s Degrees from the Institute of Banking, Finance and Loan both in Marketing and Management, and the Institute of Substance Abuse Counseling and earned a Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Most recently, he served as Vice President of the National Association of Evangelicals. As the highest ranking and only Hispanic to serve in this role, Méndez led the cause for issues facing evangelicals in the United States. Méndez has served on various Commissions for the White House Initiative on Faith Based Organizations, Health and Human Services Department, Housing and Urban Development, the Labor Department, Commission on AIDS and the Minority Home Ownership Initiative.

John and his wife Mary Jane have been married for 34 years and live in Southern California. They have three children and three grandsons and one granddaughter.

John Mendez