Arthur Escobedo is the founder and senior pastor of Praise Center Church, a non-denominational, multicultural body of believers who are experiencing hope, healing, and the fullness of Christ through the genuine love of Jesus.

Having been raised in the Assemblies of God, Pastor Arthur knew the mighty power of God to save and heal. At the age of sixteen, he experienced the personal healing of a traumatic illness which had left him with only five minutes to live. Today, his compassion for those who the enemy has afflicted with illness is quite evident through the gift of healing the Lord has given him. Miracles have taken place and many hurting people have experienced the healing touch of Jesus.

While pursuing a career in the medical field, Pastor Arthur began to sense the call of God upon his life for ministry. Upon graduation from college, he began traveling as an evangelist with The Escobedo Singers, and thereafter obtained his ministerial credential with the Evangelical Church Alliance. In 1983, he founded Praise Center Church (Iglesia Centro Alabanza) with services held exclusively in Spanish, and in 1990, English services began. Today we continue to have dual congregations.

Pastor Arthur and his wife, Peggy, have been married since 1978, the year she began her career as a registered nurse. Peggy feels strongly that the Lord has called her into this field to also minister God's love and healing to the sick. Together they have three adult children.

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