The Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Canales, PhD. is the Senior Pastor of the great Mission Ebenezer Family Church, in Carson, CA, a dynamic urban ministry 3,000 members strong.Rev. Canales received his B.A. in Religion with Highest Honors at Vanguard University/SCC in 1974 and his MDIV at the Divinity School, Harvard University (class of '78). At Fuller Theological Seminary he earned his PhD. ('93) in New Testament under the late great British scholar, Prof. Ralph P. Martin. Dr. Canales rose through the ranks at Fuller, from graduate assistant to the late great George Eldon Ladd, PhD; GA to Professor Leon Morris; GA to the Dean of the School of Theology Robert Meye. He then moved to Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Professor, then to Asst. Professor of New Testament and Director of the Hispanic Ministries Dept. at Fuller Theological Seminary. He served FTS for twenty years, after which he resigned to serve for over five years as President of the historic Latin American Bible Institute (LABI, founded in 1926).Dr. Canales is a published author and a gifted communicator, and has participated in documentary films produced by the Arts and Entertainment Network, "Mysteries of the Bible Series." He has been married to Ritha Brubaker Canales for forty years this July. They are proud parents of three successful and happily married sons, Joshua, David, Jacob, and grandparents to eight wonderful grandchildren.