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Dr. John Bueno

Dr. John Bueno is dedicated to supporting the ministry of elementary education to needy children in El Salvador. This is done through El Salvador Schools and Latin America ChildCare.

John Bueno served 14 years as the executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions. Prior to his election as executive director he served eight years as field director for Latin America and the Caribbean region. A dynamic speaker and veteran missionary, Bueno and his wife Lois, served for 28 years in El Salvador where he pastored the Evangelistic Center in San Salvador. Under his leadership, the church became the largest evangelical church in Central America. He also began a small school for the children who attended the church. This program grew until 1978, when Bueno founded Latin America ChildCare. This is a ministry that provides schooling, clothing, meals and medical care for thousands of needy children in Latin America.

Bueno also has served as chairman of the missionary field fellowship, area representative of Central America, the Caribbean and northern countries of South America.

Born in Modesto, California, Bueno attended Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California, receiving a degree in exegetical theology. The college later awarded him an honorary doctorate. Bueno has also received honorary doctorates from the Evangelical University of El Salvador and the Christian University of El Salvador.

He is author of An Open Heart, Remember the Poor, In His Service, Answers to Troubling Questions, In Christ Alone, Agents of the Kingdom (Spanish) and Soul Clinic (Spanish). He has also written numerous articles for Today’s Pentecostal Evangel.