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Pastor-Teacher and Founder
Alfredo I. Cortez, Jr. (Freddy)

Alfredo I. Cortez, Jr. has been pastoring churches since 1990. He was initially involved with the Baptist General Conference with churches that had a particular interest in Filipino-Americans in the United States. In 1998 he founded Church of Hope. The church was incorporated in 2001 and is recognized by the State of California as an independent non-profit ministry. In 2003, he completed a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at Tyndale Theological Seminary and graduated with highest honors. Freddy was pursuing his Th.M with Chafer Theological Seminary before the seminary relocated to Albuquerque, NM. He attributes much of his exegetical and hermeneutical framework to his coursework taken at Chafer Theological Seminary. He is also grateful to Dr. Robert Dean, who mentored him while they were stationed in New London, CT back in 2000. For almost two years, Robby took Freddy under his wings and exposed him to Bible doctrine. In 2004, Freddy started Hope Bible Institute, which trains and equips believers in third world countries as well as in Laguna Woods, CA offering theological education at no cost. HBI has two satellite schools in the Philippines, as well as, one in Cameroon, Africa. HBI equips pastors, deacons, church workers, and those interested in seminary level courses. In September 2007, he finished his Doctor of Ministry. He is happily married to his wife, Corinthia Cortez, and they are blessed with two daughters, Alexandria and Emily, and one son, Joshua.

Church Administrator
Bret Turecek

Church Treasurer
Jasmine Quintos

Financial Secretary
Rey Cruz
Charity Cruz

Deacons
Alfredo Cortez, Sr.
Steve Smith
Winston Quintos
Mark Mallari
Mick Tuyong
Bill Agnew