Ordained Minister in the USA

Ordained Minister in the USA

 Ordained Minister in the USA

My name is Camilo A. Drakes, and I am also excited to become an ordained minister in the USA. I live in Queens, New York. I am originally from the Republic of Panama, Colon City. From a very tender age, I received a solid foundation on the Word of God at Church of God in Christ. The devotion and fidelity of my grandfather, a deacon, inspired me. In 1976, I became president of our youth group, then in 1977, I became a deacon. There I developed my ministry as an evangelist and missionary. We covered various parts of our national territory.

In 1984, I tied the knot with my lovely better half, Shannon. In December of the same year with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we opened a church (Iglesia del Evangelio de Jesucristo). Here, we worked tirelessly. My wife saw so many kids not having a proper meal. She founded a soup kitchen, El Sembrador. A couple of years later, we also founded a preschool and kindergarten, Mi Tesoro, which gradually grew. We ministered and the church grew into a ministry with four additional churches called Ministerio del Evangelio de Jesucristo (MEJIFE).

Immigration and Becoming an Ordained Minister in the USA

In 2005, my family and I immigrated to the USA, I have been actively preaching in different churches. However, I decided that I need to be also commissioned in the USA to be able to continue my ministry. With this need in mind, I found CLI, which has multiple ministry ordinations accompanied by applicable teachings of the Scriptures. It also possesses an effective growth based on years of experience.

I am deeply thankful to CLI for making this ministry training opportunity possible. This Deacon Minister Ordination with Christian Leaders Alliance is just what I looked for.  Now, I can continue to do what I love to do which is to serve the Lord in all my capacity. I surely need all my brethren to lift us in prayer. Thank you!