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Rev. Dr. Mario Garcia, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Mario Garcia, Jr.

Board of Examiner

B.S. Regents College
M.B.A. Golden Gate University
M.Div. Liberty Theological Seminary &
Graduate School
J.D. University of Miami School of
Law
Ph.D. Psychology, Capella University Post Doctor Certificate Neuropsychology,
Fielding Graduate University Th.M. Liberty Theological Seminary &
Graduate School

Rev. Garcia at age seventeen enlisted in the United States Army as a private and retired as a Captain. During his tenure he served as a recruiter, guidance counselor, aviator, acquisition manager and professor of military science and leadership at the University of Puerto Rico. His accomplishments in military, civilian and ministry service earned him one of the most prestigious awards our society bestows upon young men and women. In 1990, the Junior Chamber of Commerce honored him as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans in Humanitarian Service and subsequently he was honored as The Outstanding Young Person of the World in Moral Leadership. Additionally, Rev. Garcia was elected into the 1992 Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans, and in the 1999 Who’s Who Among Law Students.
He received his ministerial credentials with the General Council of the As- semblies of God in 1987 and was ordained in 1993. Rev. Garcia is currently an Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Liberty University, Liberty Theological Seminary & Graduate School, and Ashford University. Rev. Garcia is an International Representative and Certified Pastoral Member of the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. Rev. Garcia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida, MH8740, and Supervisor in Florida; member of the Flori- da Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Certified Family Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Christ Center Church in South Miami, Florida and is a Staff Chaplain with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. He is married to Wanda I. Garcia; they have three adult children and five grandchildren.