Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesus served in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago as Lead Pastor of New Life Covenant Church for over 19 years (2000-2019). The church has seen a tremendous amount of growth and influence through the planting of multi-site campuses, effective urban and community outreach, and through world missions.
Today, Pastor Choco serves as the General Treasurer of the Assemblies of God. A pentecostal denomination serving 13,017 churches in the U.S., with over 3 million members and adherents and with more than 69 million members worldwide.
Pastor Choco has a heart to reach even the most marginalized with the Gospel and the saving power of Jesus Christ. In April 2013, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and recognized for his leadership and influence within the Evangelical and Latino community, to the Glory of God.
Pastor Choco is also the author of five books: Amazing Faith, In the Gap, Stay the Course, Move Into More and Love Them Anyway. In December of 2018, he graduated with his doctorate from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.
He and his wife Elizabeth have three adult children and five pretty amazing grandchildren.