Five receive diplomas from Escuela Bíblica

Feb 21, 2023

David Johnson voices the graduation prayer.

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Five students participated in the graduation service of the Escuela Bíblica de Liderazgo on Jan. 28. The service was held at Iglesia Bautista Central in Phoenix.
Gabriel Ayala Mejía, Adriana Camelia Hurtado, Guillermina Martín S. and Julieta Neri received the basic leadership diploma.

Esme Kozimor received the intermediate diploma and gave the valedictory speech.

Fernando Amaro, school director and a teacher there, presented the graduating class. In his roles as president of the Arizona Mission Network of Southern Baptists and pastor of Iglesia Bautista Resurrección in Scottsdale, Amaro gave a charge to the graduates.

Fernando Amaro addresses the graduates.

David Johnson, AZMN executive director, and Monty Patton, Send Network Arizona director, presented the diplomas to the graduates, and Johnson voiced the graduation prayer.

Issac Aviles, president of the Southern Baptist Central Hispanic Fellowship of Churches and pastor of Ministerio Familia de Dios in Phoenix, opened the service with prayer, and Ramon Rodriguez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Central and a teacher at the school, presented the school motto.

Music was led by Josue Castro, pastor of Tierra Fertil in Yuma and AZMN Hispanic Ministries facilitator, who also pronounced the final prayer.

Escuela Bíblica de Liderazgo was started by Amaro to help Spanish speakers as they lead in their churches. For information about classes, contact him at 602-769-7572 or

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