Our Founders

Our pastors Minister Jose M. Chico and his wife First Lady/Missionary Elizabeth Chico were called to the holy ministry in 1993 on the island of Puerto Rico where they had their first year of pastoral experience.  They arrived the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994 accompanied by their daughter Najwa who was only 2 years old.  In 1996 their second daughter Yalimar was born, God blessed them in a very special way.  They were enrolled in theological studies to better serve the community of faith.  They dedicated 14 years pastoring a congregation where they grew with rich experiences in leadership, teaching and establishing new churches.  In 2009, God entrusted them with a wonderful organization, Iglesia Israel Mahanaim which was founded in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to direct them in God’s purpose. Today more than ever Minister Jose Chico and his beloved wife continue their ministerial work with optimism and a clear vision of their call to the holy people and sympathizers of the Gospel of our Savior.