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Fuller Youth Institute

Sticky Faith

How do we build lasting faith in the teenagers we love and serve? Find practical resources for youth ministry and parenting here.

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New book on that tricky tech

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Growing Young

How can you unlock your church’s potential? Discover 6 research-based strategies for integrating young people to create a thriving church.

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Urban Ministries

Receive world-class training right in your city. Our Certificate and Credential programs offer essential training vital to effective urban youth ministry.

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Our new cohort is starting!
Apply by Feb 17!

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Marcos Canales
Marcos Canales

Marcos Canales

Marcos Canales, originally from Costa Rica, also grew up in Peru, Ecuador, and Paraguay as the son of Peruvian Nazarene missionaries. Marcos received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University and his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Marcos has been church planting amongst the Latina community of the greater Los Angeles area for the last ten years. During this time, he has worked with nonprofit community organizations in the areas of urban youth development, mentorship, and immigration advocacy. Currently, Marcos is the pastor of La Fuente Ministries, a bilingual, intercultural, and intergenerational ministry of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene. He also serves on the advisory board for the Immigration Resource Center of the San Gabriel Valley. His other passion includes spending time with his loving wife, Andrea and his son, Elias Kaleo.