Pastor Jose Marin has worked in ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the past 24 years. Born in Long Beach, Calif., Marin attended public school until his senior year when he attended San Diego Academy. During spring break, he went on a mission trip sponsored by an anonymous donor. On that trip he definitely felt God’s call to ministry. “I realized what my life purpose was – to serve God in ministry,” he said.
Marin graduated from Montemorelos University in Mexico with a degree in theology. Then he worked as a pastoral assistant in Southern California for several months. In 1995 he accepted a call to the Washington Conference where he helped plant several churches. From 1998-2006, he worked in the Texas Conference as a pastor and evangelist.
Marin was called to the Arizona Conference in 2006 to serve as assistant to the president for Hispanic ministries and Sabbath School director. In 2014, Marin received a call to the Northern California Conference where he served as Hispanic coordinator for two years. Then in 2016, Marin received a call to return to the Arizona Conference as executive secretary, ministerial director, and evangelism director, and then two years later, in 2018, he was voted in as executive secretary for the Northern California Conference. His passion is to demonstrate Christ’s amazing grace as he works to win men and women to Christ.
Marin and his wife Cynthia have three college-age boys: Geovanni, Nephtali and Josemiguel. He enjoys hiking with his wife and mentoring his sons.