Edward De La Rosa



Edward De La Rosa is married to Norma who is also a credentialed minister, they have been blessed with 3 sons, Alex, Esteban, and Eric. His Ministerial Education consists of Graduating from Instituto Biblico Magdiel (1989), he also graduated with a Licenciatura en Teologia from Instituto de Superacion Ministerial (ISUM) (2005). Edward has Pastored 2 churches, Lirio de los Valles in El Campo, Texas (1991-1997), and Templo Cristiano in Uvalde, Texas (1997-Present). He served as Presbyter of the Rosenberg Section (1994-1997), and the Uvalde Section (2000-2009). As a Pastor he has helped pioneer churches in Knippa , Tx., Batesville, Tx., Hondo, Tx. of which all are growing congregations. Edward taught Theology at Instituto Biblico Gethsemani Eagle Pass, Texas (1997-2007), and at Instituto Biblico Gilgal Uvalde, Texas (2000-Present). He also served as Asst.DYD for GLAD (1994-1998), and is serving as the Representative of Instituto de Superacion Ministerial (ISUM) for the United States (2002-2011).


Rick Reyes

Assistant Superintendent


Pastor Ricardo Reyes and his wife Becky were married January 2, 1982. They are the proud parents of three young men; Ricky, Robby and Reggie. These young men have actively helped their parents in ministry. Ricky is married to Elizabeth Reyes. Robby is married to Brittany Reyes and they are the parents to our first granddaughter, Riley Marie Reyes. Our youngest son Reggie, is not married yet and is a student at UTRGV.

Pastor Reyes took his first pastorate in the month of October  of 1990 and has served in full time ministry to the present time. His ministry experience includes being Associate Pastor, Lead Pastor, Bible School teacher and Director of Bethel Bible Institute. 

In the Gulf Latin American District, he served as Sectional Secretary/Treasurer, Assistant Presbyter and Sectional Presbyter for the Rosenberg Section and the Upper Valley Section.

Pastor Reyes also served the Gulf Latin American District, and the Texas Gulf Hispanic District, on the Finance Committee, Missions Awareness Team (MAT) and as General Presbyter.  

Currently, Pastor Reyes is the Lead Pastor at Templo Bethel Asamblea de Dios in Pharr, TX. He first came on staff to serve as Associate Pastor. He served in that capacity from June 1997 to early 2002 when he was elected as Lead Pastor. 

Most recently, Pastor Reyes was elected Assistant Superintendent of the Texas Gulf Hispanic District in June of 2016, in the city of Weslaco, TX. As such, he will serve as the District Missions Director (DMD) and also as the Advisor to the District Ministry Leaders.

Pastor Reyes looks forward to working alongside Rev. Edward De La Rosa and Rev. Maricela Hernandez.  Together, they are the district Executive Leadership Team that will lead the Executive Presbytery, the General Presbytery, the ministers and congregations of the Texas Gulf Hispanic District.


Maricela Hernandez

Secretary / Treasurer


Maricela H. Hernández is a dynamic and inspirational speaker married to Rev. Rafael Hernández Jr, Pastor at Family Christian Assembly in Peñitas, TX. She is the founder of Women of Fire Ministries, and Director of Flames of Fire Bible School. She served as Women Ministries Director of GLAD 2004-2008. In her tenure, she was appointed Hispanic Representative for the Women Ministries National Advisory Committee (2 year term). She holds a BA in Secondary Education from the UT Pan American University, Edinburg, TX (1991). She completed her Bible Studies at Bethel Bible Institute in Pharr, TX in 1995. She served as Senior Pastor of Templo Paraiso in Sullivan City, TX (1995-2004). Presently, she serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Texas Gulf Hispanic District of the Assemblies of God.