May 23rd by LABI College 0 0
As we continue to make progress at LABI College, it is critical to have trusted and effective leaders from the community extend support and advice to the President’s Office. As such, and with the endorsement of the President’s Cabinet and administrative team, I am pleased to appoint Rev. Felix Garcia as “Presidential Advisor on Strategic Church Partnerships for LABI College.” Though this is not an official board position, the volunteer post serves as a trusted advisor to the President’s office. Some areas needing stronger influence, investment and such guidance for LABI College include: building of strategic church partnerships, Spanish-academic programming considerations, and strengthening our bridges and connections with and through our Southern and Northern California communities and churches.
Pastor Felix Garcia and I go back nearly 20 years. As a younger professor at Vanguard University, in the late 1990’s, Rev. Garcia invited me to his home, fed me, and provided many opportunities and guidance on my professional career and how to stay connected with and be involved within our Hispanic Assemblies of God churches. He brought me to the LABI Chapel to speak on multiple occasions. More recently and through prayer, God has guided me back to Pastor Felix; As someone to reach out to and to appropriately use in helping to guide our efforts in church communications, and to help with our building church/community bridges for LABI College. Though we may not always agree on strategy, when Pastor Felix has provided guidance to me in the past, he has spoken with conviction, care, and love for me, my background, and always in relation to efforts for service to the community and Kingdom. I consider him to be a personal “Pillar of our Faith” and as you may know, we named an LABI dorm room after him and his wife. Effective immediately, please join me in welcoming and congratulating, “Rev. Felix Garcia in his appointment as Presidential Advisor (to my office) on Strategic Church Partnerships for LABI College.”
Dr. Marty Harris
President, LABI College