DMin, PhD, Fuller Seminary
Alfonso Valenzuela has established a career as a professor, pastor, and author in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. His expertise in the area of marriage and family life has made him a sought-after authority and speaker in this field.
He has lectured in several countries, including Russia, England, Africa, South America, Puerto Rico, Mexico and all over the United States. He received a Bachelor in Theology from Montemorelos University, a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University, and a Masters in Psychology from National University. He has also attained a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary.
In addition to the dozens of articles he’s written for various publications, he has written several books on marriage, family and preaching. He was a pastor and youth leader for several years in Los Angeles. He taught Counseling and Marriage and Family Studies at Andrews University for almost twenty years.
He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Tulare County Mental Health Board of the State of California; he is nationally certified in Family Wellness and is currently pursuing a license in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of California.
Pastor Valenzuela and his wife Jeanine have two children: Veruschka and Alan.
Dr. Valenzuela is a lead teacher for one of the modules in the Pastoral Ministry (Spanish) concentration in the Andrews Doctor of Ministry program.