Dr. Alejandro Mandes is executive director of the EFCA All People Ministry. A native of south Texas, he has advanced degrees in social work from the University of Texas and Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as founder and president of Immigrant Hope, and Executive Director for All People Ministries for the Evangelical Free Church of America. Alex created the Gateway Bible Institute, which provides non-formal theological training for urban and low-income pastors, and Spanish Bootcamp. In 2016, he helped organize the EFCA Refugee Crisis Task Force.
Alex is the former Executive Director and current board member for The Immigration Alliance. He also serves as a board member for The Navigators and the National Association of Evangelicals. He and his wife Julie have five daughters, and fifteen grandchildren.