about iglesia puerta del cielo
Iglesia Puerta Del Cielo is a Spanish speaking church founded by Pastor Fidel & Maria Carreño. Pastor Carreño, who was born and raised in a Christian church, always knew that God would use him in a great way for his glory. In 1982 Pastor Carreño was called by God to start a pastoral ministry. He started attending South Pacific Latin American District Christian College, graduating in 1983 with a Latin American Theological Seminary diploma. He continued his studies and also taught seminars at South Pacific Latin America Christian College.
Pastor Carreño kept in mind that the ministry had to start right away, having in his heart the love to save souls for the kingdom of God. In 1983 he started a church in his own home garage. Months later he heard the voice of God telling him to name his church Iglesia Puerta Del Cielo and to locate the church in city of Glendale, California. The first thing he said was, “Where is Glendale?” He had never heard of the City of Glendale. In obedience to the voice of God he started the hunt for Glendale and a new location for the church. Pastor Carreño is a person who looks for God’s spiritual guidance through prayer in every step taken in his ministry. He knew that God’s will was for him to start a new church in the city of Glendale.
The church started meeting in Glendale at a church member’s house for two months. In 1984 God used Pastor Darrel Sturgen from Bethel Assembly of God Church in Glendale to opened its doors to Pastor Carreño and Iglesia Puerta Del Cielo. Bethel Church was so kind to share its church facilities. In 1986 Pastor Carreño affiliated the church with Pacific Latin America District Council of the Assemblies of God, and in 1999 the church received a certificate of affiliation from the General Council of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, MO.
Iglesia Puerta Del Cielo has been actively working for the kingdom of God for 30 years along with Bethel Church as a body of Christ to save souls and to better the Glendale community. Throughout these 30 years God has shown his glory by saving souls, performing miracles, and bringing spiritual change in the city. Iglesia Puerta Del Cielo has been standing firm on the Rock, who is Jesus Christ, for 30 years, and no trials can blow this ministry away. God has and will continue sustaining this church firmly with a purpose to save souls for his kingdom.