Hispanic Pastor

My name is Ruben Robles, and I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 16, 1948 to Samuel and Beatriz Robles. My father graduated from the first class of Latin American Bible Institute in Ysleta, Texas and pioneered the church that I, many years later, would pastor. My mother was also actively involved in ministry.  She served as Women's Ministries President for many years.

It was because of this strong foundation that I was saved at the age of eight and felt the calling of God later in my life. After graduating from high school, I enrolled at Latin American Bible Institute and upon graduating, went on to continue my education at Southwestern A/G University receiving my B.A. in theology.

I immediately became the pastor at Templo Aposento Alto in my hometown. This is where I was able to become more proficient in Spanish, and I have since become a bilingual preacher. Feeling the need to move on, I began traveling as an evangelist and also became Sunday School Director of the Midwest Latin American District. I then left my hometown and moved to Dallas where I became an Associate Pastor, Bible School Administrator and District Youth Rep. for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Section. I eventually returned to evangelism, holding prophecy conferences and revivals. Aside from pastoring in my hometown and Dallas, I also pioneered a church in Mission, and pastored in Uvalde and Pharr, Texas.

I met Donna, my beautiful wife, at a youth convention in 1979 and we were married in 1984. Donna immediately joined me as a pastor’s wife and became a great asset in our ministry, being able to draw from her own previous ministerial experience. As a teenager, she had begun teaching Sunday School and continued to do so for many years. It was through this that she felt her calling to work with children. Donna is also a graduate of Southwestern A/G University where she received a BA in Christian Education and a BS in Elementary Education from Pan American University. She has been in public education for over 23 years.

Together we have three children: Angela, Ruben Jr. and Stephanie. Stephanie is married to Miguel Garcia, and they have blessed us with our first grandchild William Michael Garcia. .

We both enjoy many hobbies, my favorite being fishing. I also enjoy golfing, cooking, reading, woodworking and eating taquitos with lots of salsa, onions and cilantro! Donna loves to read, scrapbook, and make wrap bracelet jewelry.

We want everyone who reads this to know that you will be our special guest when you come visit our church. It truly is a place to call home!


Me llamo Ruben Robles y naci en Fort Wayne, Indiana Noviembre 16, 1948 ha Samuel Y Beatriz Robles. Mi padre graduo de la primera clase del Instituto Biblico Latino Americano en Ysleta,Tejas
y fue el pionero de la iglesia, que yo muchos anos despues, seria el pastor. Mi madre fue muy activa en el ministerio. Ella fue Presidente de Minsiterios Femeniles por muchos anos.
Fue por causa de esta fuerte fundacion que fui salvo a la edad de ocho anos y anos despues senti el llamado de Dios. Despues de graduar de la escuela secundaria, me inscribe en el Instituto Biblico Latino Americano y al graudarme continue mi educacion en la Universidad Southwestern Asamblea de Dios y halli recibi mi Licenciado en Artes en la teologia.
Despues de graduar de la Universidad, fui instalado como pastor de Templo Aposento Alto en mi cuidad natal, mi primer pastorado. Aqui es donde pude mejorar el hablar espanol y aprender lo que es ser un pastor. Deje el pastorado y regrese al evangelism. Entre tanto fui elejido como director Distrital de la Escuela Dominical del Distrito Latino American Mediooeste. Despues de un tiempo, me mude a Dallas donde comense el pastorado asociado, administrador del Instituto Biblico Alpha, y Representante Juvenil del la seccion Dallas/Ft. Worth. Con el tiempo regrese al evangelism dando conferencias de profecia y campanas. Ademas de pastorear en mi cuidad natal, fui pastor en Dallas, comense un obra nueva en Mission, Tejas y fui pastor en Uvalde y Pharr, Tejas.
 
Conoci a Donna, mi esposa en una conferencia juvenile en el ano 1979 y nos casamos en el ano 1984. Donna inmediatamente se unio conmigo en el trabajo pastoral y fue de grande ayuda en la area de Educacion Cristiana. Ella tenia various anos ensenando clases de Escuela Domincal y fue por medio de esto que sintio el llamado de trabajar con los ninos. Donna tambien graduo de la Universidad Southwestern Asamblea de Dios donde recibiio su Lisenciado en Artes en Educacion Cristiana y un Lisenciado de Ciencia de la Universidad Pan Americano. Donna tiene mas de 23 anos trabajando en la educacion publica.
 
Tenemos tres hijos. Angela, Ruben Jr. y Stephanie. Stephanie esta casada con Miguel Garcia y nos han bendecido con nuestro primer nieto William Michael Garcia.
 
Nuestros pasatiempos favoritos son, la pesca, golfing, cooking, leyendo libros, trabajo de madera, y comer taquitos de lengua con bastante salsa, sebolla, y cilantro. Ha Donna le gusta leer libros, hacer albums de recortes, y hacer  pulceras.
 
Queremos que todos aquellos que leen estas biografias, sepan que usted sera un huesped especial cuando viene a visitar nuestra iglesia. Verdaderamente este es un lugar que se puede llamar SU CASA!

Ruben and Donna Robles