Director, Center for Urban Studies & Hispanic Leadership
Education: B.A., Vanguard University; M.A., Talbot Seminary; M.S., California State University; D. Min., Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Miranda teaches courses in Theology, Practical Ministry and Leadership in the graduate MA in Leadership Studies (MALS) Program. He is the founder and director of the Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership at Vanguard. He is also Co-Director of the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life research project as well as Founding and Current President of the Alianza de Ministerios Evangélicos Nacionales (AMEN), a multi-denominational association of Hispanic Protestant lay and clergy leaders in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. AMEN fosters unity among religious leaders, churches and organizations, and promotes a central voice for Hispanic Protestants across the continent. He is the CEO of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference representing 18,000 Hispanic churches in the U.S. His knowledge and expertise regarding Hispanic culture have been shared in two books, The Christian Church in Ministry (Internat. Correspondence Institute), which has been translated into ten languages) and Liderazgo y Amistad i.e. Leadership and Friendship (VIDA Publishers). At present he serves as an Executive Presbyter with the General Council of the Assemblies of God, being the first Latino to serve on the national board, as well as the first Latino to be keynote speaker at the 1985 General Council held in San Antonio, Texas.