Spanish Assemblies of God Faculty of Theology celebrates double graduation and inaugurates auditorium
A representative of the local authorities congratulated the graduates. Spanish evangelical leaders also attended the event.
Protestante Digital · CORDOBA · 23 JUNE 2021 · 15:00 CET
The event was attended by authorities from the City Council of La Carlota, the town in the Spanish region of Cordoba where the Faculty is located, as well as representatives of the Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain (Ferede) and the Executive Council of the Assemblies of God.
In addition to the graduation, the new auditorium of the Faculty, which is dedicated to Marisa Castaños Berra, the current president of the board of trustees of the Foundation and of the Faculty's Board of Directors, was also inaugurated.
The Assemblies of God of Spain wanted to recognise Castaños' long career in support of the training of church ministers and workers for the evangelical churches across the country.
Recognition of professors
During he graduation ceremony, Miguel Pujol, José María Baena and Ángel Bea were recognised as “exceptional professors” of the Faculty.
Pujol has been involved with the Faculty for nearly fifty years, holding different responsibilities, both at a national level and as a representative of the faculty's management, in addition to his work as a teacher.
Baena has stood out as a professor of different curricular subjects and for directing educational programs. Ángel Bea is the dean pastor of the Provincial Council of Córdoba and has been a teacher in the seminary since its transfer to La Carlota.
The children of the graduates received a gift in appreciation of their support and joint efforts in the course of their studies with their parents.
“Keep the fire”
The general secretary of Ferede, Mariano Blázquez was the guest speaker, and he recalled the long road travelled by the Faculty of Theology of the Assemblies of God to achieve its official accreditation from the state.
Furthermore, he mentioned the passage of Moses and the burning bush to stress the importance of “keeping the fire” and to emphasise to the students the need to listen to the voice of God to serve in the ministry.
The education councillor of La Carlota City Council, José Carmona, also congratulated the graduates and recognised their efforts to finish their studies in the midst of the difficult circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.