I want to advise all pastors of the wonderful partnership and work of the Apostolic Assembly Real Estate Department. I recommend the men and women of this department very highly and without reservation. They work incredibly hard to meet your congregation’s needs so that you can get back to the mission of winning souls for Jesus Christ.
In our particular case, we needed a second loan for $285k but were overleveraged and would never be able to meet the criteria to secure a loan. Even though there was no earthly way, they continued to dialogue and partner with us to find a way through our church roofing problem. In the meantime, our church continued to pray, meet with contractors and have service outside. This went on for a year, but the Real Estate Department stuck by us with advice and encouragement. Finally, with creativity and hard work, we were able to secure and qualify for a contract of a different amount, and the Real Estate Department worked very quickly to compile, validate and file all relevant paperwork.
Everything went through very smoothly and today, our church is fixed better than it ever was. The hard work is just a memory, but the goodwill, fellowship, and bonds developed with Br. Gabriel Gonzalez, Pastor Tim Arroyo, and Bishop Joe Rodriguez will last forever. My enduring thanks go to all in the department named and unnamed who assisted with helping us in our time of need.