The Apostle of Jesus Christ, Naasón Joaquín García, is the International President of the La Luz del Mundo Church. He was born on May 7, 1969 in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.
His life dedicated to serving God begins at an early age. At the age of 14, he led a group of young people in the Church of Guadalajara, being an example, commitment and work in evangelization, carrying the message of love and salvation to souls. In that period he was sent as a missionary in Spain and Portugal, nations where the evangelist work was just beginning.
His marriage bond is made on June 14, 1992 with the sister Alma Zamora de Joaquín, with whom he had three children: Adoraím, Eldaí and Sibma.
For 22 years, he was minister of the Church in several cities of the United States of America, the first of them in Phoenix, Arizona in addition to Huntington Park, Nort Hollywood, Los Angeles, Santa Maria, San Diego and Santa Ana in California, being anointed as a deacon in 1994 and as a pastor in 2000. From 2003 to 2014 he was Director of the Northern Jurisdiction of the Church in Mexico that includes all border states with the American union.
During that period, he designed and organized the Communication Center Berea USA (CCB USA), a non-profit information body that began its work in August 2009 with a cultural focus and strong presence in social networks.
DECEMBER 14, 2014: BEGINNING OF HIS APOSTOLIC MINISTRY
On the 8th of December, 2014, at 6:10 in the morning, the Apostle of Jesus Christ, Samuel Joaquin -who led The Light of the World Church for over 50 years- entered the rest of the just. On that day, minutes after the time of death, Brother Naason Joaquin sought a private space in one of the bedrooms of his father’s house, where, afflicted by the situation, he prayed to God: “Lord… Console me! I am in great pain, Lord!” The divine response did not delay, during that plea, the Apostle of Jesus Christ heard a thunderous voice, like the flowing of many waters, which said to him: “Why do you ask consolation of me? You are to console my People… Naason you will lead this great people; if now it seems great to you, I will multiply it even more! Honor the vessel of my Servant Samuel, and, on Sunday next, you will stand before the People… I will open their hearts, and even the Ministerial Corps, as one man, and I will do the perfect work” (Apostolic Letter, December 20th, 2014, Silao, Guanajuato).
Sunday, December 14th. 2014 was the appointed date. Just as previous days, the International Headquarters Temple, and the streets that converge into it, were filled to capacity. In prayer and supplication, the Church waited for the manifestation of the Apostolic Election. This sublime act, of identifying the Emissary of God, occurred at 2:43 in the morning. It is important to recall, that this work -of spiritual recognition- is not of human effort, for it comes from the Heavens, according to biblical teachings.
In his first apostolic message, in which he appeared full of confidence, hope and consolation, he assured: “Ye were not alone, there was only a pause[…]. Now we being a new era of victories, triumph and of God’s glory. Now that my time has come, I can freely say: Naason Joaquin Garcia: Servant of God and Apostle of Jesus Christ”. The time of redemption in the Church continues: its seal of authenticity is the presence of an Apostle. No more, no less.