Our Pastors

Founding Pastor, Rev. Moises and Vilma Sandoval

Moisés Alfonso Sandoval who in 2023 completed 63 years of ministry, 20 years as a lay worker in El Salvador and 43 years as an ordained pastor of the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States.
Moisés Alfonso Sandoval accepted the Lord as his savior from an early age. As a young boy he was baptized in water and the Lord baptized him with the Holy Spirit. From this early age he served as a Sunday school teacher and lay worker preaching in the village hamlets. God enabled him to establish a choir of voices and a composed musical orchestra called 'Melodias Evangelicas'. At the same time he was a deacon, church secretary and youth president. He is married to Ana Vilma Torres and God has blessed him with two sons and a daughter.
Moises Alfonso was the founder of 8 churches in the different cantons and hamlets of Ciudad Arce including Nuevo Eden Church. Pastor Moises traveled to Los Angeles, California in search of a better life for his family. There he became a member of the Hispanic congregation of Angelus Temple in the city of Echo Park, CA and by the grace of the Lord he also served as choir director. In 1979 he was called by the Lord to the pastorate and was named pastor and founder of Iglesia Evangélica Latina, Asambleas de Dios.

Pastor, Rev. Nelson E. Sandoval


Nelson Sandoval earned his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. and studied Theology at LABI Bible Institute. He has also studied Music Composition at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA and earned an A.A. in Graphic Design. He is the son of the founding pastor of Iglesia Evangelica Latina.
Before serving as pastor, he was worship director for 30 years. His ministry led the church to a new excellence in worship. He also formed a wind and string orchestra with young people who played in the Los Angeles public schools.

Nelson is married to Ofelia Gomez and has three children. Nelson Sandoval began his pastorate in 2007 and was officially installed as pastor of Iglesia Evangélica Latina by the laying on of hands under the leadership of the Assemblies of God by Rev. Jesse Miranda and Rev. Sergio Navarrete.

Our Pastor Nelson Sandoval, gives us a new vision reaching new achievements, and is God's provision to reach a new generation of English-speaking Latino-Americans. We thank God that in His sovereign purposes He raises up new leaders to continue His work in the midst of our times.