Reverend John Bueno announced as 2013 Commencement Speaker

The President’s Office has announced that Reverend L. John Bueno will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Vanguard University’s graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10AM and 4PM.  Both Commencement events will be held at Mariners Church in Irvine, California.

Pastor Bueno is dedicated to supporting the ministry of education to needy children in El Salvador.  This is done through El Salvador Schools and Latin America Child Care (LACC).

Bueno served 14 years as the executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions.  Prior to his election as executive director, he served eight years as field director of Latin America and the Caribbean region.  A dynamic speaker and veteran missionary, Bueno and his wife Lois, served for 28 years in El Salvador where he pastored in Evangelistic Center in San Salvador.  Under his leadership, the church became the largest evangelical church in Central America.  He also began a school for the needy children in San Salvador that grew to 22, 000 students in 37 campuses.  This ministry provides schooling, clothing, meals, and medical care for thousands of needy children in Latin America. Today LACC represents the largest network of Evangelical Christian Schools in Latin America with 300 schools in 21 countries affecting the lives of nearly 100,000 children every day.  Over the last 40 years more than a million children have attended  LACC schools. Bueno also has served as chairman of the missionary field fellowship, area representative of Central America, the Caribbean and northern countries of South America.

He is author of An Open Heart, Remember the Poor, In His Service, Answers to Troubling Questions, In Christ Alone, Agents of the Kingdom (Spanish), and Soul Clinic (Spanish).  He has also written numerous articles for Today’s Pentecostal Evangel.

Born in Modesto, California, Bueno attended Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California, receiving a degree in exegetical theology.  The college later awarded him an honorary doctorate.  Bueno has also received honorary doctorates from Evangelical University of El Salvador and the Christian University of El Salvador.

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