For several years, our CAP Team prayed that God would provide a way for us to specifically serve and get to know our Hispanic brothers and sisters. Over three years ago, Pastor Obed Escobar joined our team as Community Relations Director.
In that time, Obed has built many relationships for CAP within the church community in Arizona for which we are very thankful.
I have a bittersweet yet exciting announcement. Obed has accepted an opportunity to serve in a similar capacity to his role at CAP but at a national level with our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom.
From Pastor Obed Escobar:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation from CAP to join the team at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). CAP has allowed me the opportunity to be in contact and promote the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom with pastors and community leaders, not only within the Hispanic community, but also with non-Hispanic pastors from all over Arizona.
At ADF, I will be continuing and expanding the work that I have done at CAP. This is an exciting time for me personally and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that come with working with churches and pastors at the national level through ADF. My heart is to see the church united throughout America.
I will be forever grateful to CAP’s leadership and staff for allowing me the opportunity to gain experience working with pastors and church leaders. It has been a great pleasure being a part of this great organization that stands for biblical and family values every day of the year.
At CAP, while we will miss Obed, we look forward to continuing to work with him as ADF is one of our closest allies.
Obed joins an impressive line of CAP team members who move on from CAP to serve in critical leadership positions with other friends of this work. I’ve considered that a privilege and blessing for someone to spend a few years at CAP then God moves them on. Former CAP VP of Communications Aaron Baer now leads Citizens for Community Values in Ohio. One former general counsel now leads a national child abuse organization and the other is the top attorney in the Arizona House. Another former intern went on to Harvard Law School and now serves in the Arizona Attorney General’s office. And, most recently, two former interns have taken positions in Washington, D.C. following their college graduations.
I ask you to join me in praying for Obed and his family as they make this transition. Pray for our friends at ADF as they strengthen their work serving pastors and churches nationwide.
If you’d like to send a note to Obed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to get it to him.
Lastly, please pray also for CAP as we take time to pray, consider, and evaluate our team needs before filling this position on our team.