Pastor Wilfredo Canales, Pastor of Hispanic Ministries
Email: wcanales@olivet.edu
 
Prior to his ministry as Hispanic Ministry Pastor at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene, he has served the Lord in different pastorall assignments including Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, and North Chicago, Illinois.

He has served as district superintendent and director of theological education of the Church of the Nazarene, Paraguay; director of the Nazarene Communications Network, Miami, Fla.; director of Latin American Nazarene Communications, San Jose, Costa Rica; president of the South American Nazarene Theological, Quito, Ecuador; and district superintendent and pastor, Central District, Lima, Peru.

With a heart for serving the Lord and many years of experience, Pastor Canales has much to share with the Hispanic Ministries at First Church. He and his wife, Ada, have two sons, Marcos, married to Andrea (CA), and Esteban, married to Erika (FL). 
Elias Kaleo is their grandson, Marcos and Andrea's first baby boy.
In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, writing and watching international soccer games.