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.