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I am a certified Spanish interpreter with experience in the legal, med

Location:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Salary:
$60,000.00
Posted:
August 12, 2018

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José Luis Torres

**** ***** ****

Winston Salem, NC 27127

Mobil Phone 704-***-****

ac6m8r@r.postjobfree.com

Native Spanish Speaker. All of my undergraduate education was in Spanish. All of my graduate education was in English.

OBJECTIVE: To use my abilities and skills to serve God and fellow men.

QUALIFICATIONS

My background and knowledge of the Spanish language enables me to relate to this ethnic group to help them with my bilingual-bicultural abilities. My theological training has given me the tools to minister to people, and my secular professional training enables me to have a wider range of expertise in yet another field.

EDUCATION

1976-1981 B.S. in Civil Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM); Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.

1982-1986 M.Div., Maranatha Baptist Graduate School of Theology; Watertown, WI

1999-2007 D. Min., Emmanuel Baptist Theological Seminary; Newington, CT.

2012-2017 Ph.D. in theology from Louisiana Baptist University

OTHER TRAINING

Spring of 1991 Attended course in High School Math Teaching. Universidad de Sonora; Hermosillo, Son. Mexico

Summer of 1991 Attended courses in Thinking Skills, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) at Hermosillo, Son. And Mexico City.

Fall of 1991 Attended courses in High Schools Teaching Skills, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) at Hermosillo, Son.

Fall of 1991 Attended course in Using the MacIntosh Computer in Teaching High School Math, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) at Hermosillo, Son.

November 2006 Attended Seminar for Translator/Interpreters, Level I at the Union County Department of Social Services in Monroe, NC.

March 2007 Attended Seminar for Translators/Interpreters, Level II at the Union County Department of Social Services in Monroe, NC.

May 2007 Attended Seminar and took written test for Court Translators/Interpreters, administered by the Consortium of Interpreters of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC.

June 2007 Attended Training Course for Instructors in Defensive Driving, administered by the National Safety Council in Charlotte, NC.

September 2007 Attended Skill Building Seminar for Court Translators/Interpreters, administered by the Consortium of Interpreters of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC.

October 2007 Took and passed the Comprehensive Certification Test for Court Translators/Interpreters, administered by the Consortium of Interpreters of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC.

January 2008 Certified by the Consortium of North Carolina as a Court Interpreter.

MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2017 Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Cristo Vive; Winston Salem, NC

Part time pastor of a Spanish congregation.

2011-2013 Spanish Pastor, Bible Baptist Church; Matthews, NC

Part time pastor of a Spanish congregation.

2004-2010 Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Victoria (Victory Baptist Church); Wingate, NC

Part time pastor of a Spanish church.

2001-2004 Fill-in Spanish Pastor, Temple Baptist Church; Anderson, SC

Assisting churches in the Upstate of South Carolina with their Spanish Ministries.

1999-2000 Teacher, Universidad Cristiana de las Américas; Guadalupe, N.L., Mexico

Taught Theology, Math, Church History, ESL, Speech and various other courses. Guest speaker and founder of a Baptist church

1993-1999 Pastor, Fountain of Life Baptist Church; Salinas, CA

Senior pastor of a Spanish church.

During this pastorate, the church was able to purchase a 9-acre piece of land for a future church facilities. The church grew from 73 to a high attendance of 250 on a special day.

1992-1993 Assistant to the Pastor, Puerta Abierta (Open Door Baptist) Church; Tijuana, B.C. Mexico

Taught Sunday School, led Children’s Church, led a Home Bible Study, I co-founded the Instituto Bíblico Puerta Abierta while publishing the bi-monthly Spanish theological paper, APOLOGIA,

1990-1993 Assistant to the pastor, Cordero de Dios (Lamb of God) Baptist Church; Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Helped a missionary plant a new church (a mission). I filled in to teach and preach.

2003.Editor, APOLOGIA magazine

Since 1991 I have edited a Christian magazine in Spanish. For the first 7 years in printed form, and for the last three years by publishing the articles in my website: http://www.apologia.net (now www.ibvictoria.org). When published in printed form, it reached almost every Spanish speaking country. Now on the web, the articles are probably read all over the world where Spanish is spoken. Articles written by me came from the research from many sources, a lot of them in English, which had to be translated, condensed, or otherwise, assimilated and put into Spanish.

1990-1990 Assistant to the pastor, Berea Baptist Church

Helped a missionary plant a new church (Monte Ararat Baptist Mission). I filled in to teach and preach

1989-1990 Proof Reader, La Espada Publications

Proofread articles for a Christian paper with the same name (La Espada). Also helped with the computer to maintain the subscriptions list and in the circulation department. A lot of translation and desktop design was involved in that job.

1988-1989 Bible Teacher and Interim Pastor, Instituto Práctico Ebenezer/Emmanuel Baptist Church; Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

I taught at the Bible institute while interim pastoring the church in the absence of the director of the institute and pastor of the church. A lot of translation of books and teaching material was done during that time.

1986-1988 Spanish Pastor, First Baptist Church; Santa Maria, CA

Began and pastured the Spanish ministry of this church. A lot of simultaneous interpretation was performed while there.

1986.Part Time Assistant Pastor in churches in Illinois while attending Seminary in Wisconsin. I assisted in the bilingual Hispanic-American Baptist Church in Rockford, IL, and part-time pastored the Spanish Department of Calvary Baptist Church in Belvidere, IL. A lot of bilingual work was involved in it, simultaneous interpretation included.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT (NON-MINISTERIAL)

2005-Present Spanish Court Interpreter/translator. Spanish Interpreter/translator in the court system in North Carolina. Assisting Non-English speakers communicate in court proceedings as well as with lawyer interviews in preparing for trials.

2007-2009 Bilingual Instructor. Teaching the Defensive Driver Course in either English or Spanish. Part-time position at the National Safety Council in Charlotte, NC

2000-Present Freelance translator/interpreter. Performing part time translation and interpreting in courts, hospitals, online ministries, individuals, and the needs of our own church. I have provided with Spanish courses to small groups interested in learning Spanish.

2005-2007 English-Spanish/Spanish-English Interpreter and translator. Part-time position held at the Department of Social Services of Union County of North Carolina.

2004-2005 Teacher, Tabernacle Christian School in Monroe, NC. Teacher of Middle and High School Math, Spanish, Elementary Spanish and Chemistry.

2001-2004 Teacher, Anderson Christian School in Anderson, SC

Teacher of Middle and High School Math, Spanish, Elementary Spanish and Physics Science.

2001-2001 Pest Control Technician, Gregory Pest and Termite Control

Serviced homes and businesses with their pest control.

1997-1999 Language Instructor, Monterey Language Academy; Monterey, CA

I taught ESL and courses on Court Interpreting on the part-time basis.

1991-1993 Language Instructor, Professional Linguistic Services; Tijuana, BC Mexico and Hermosillo, Son., Mexico

I founded and operated this company. We provided with linguistic training to several different companies such as ESL to Hotels, Assembly Plants, Newspaper plants, Re-Cycling, and individuals, as well as training in the Spanish language to executives in the same companies.

1991.High School Math Teacher, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Sonora Norte (ITESM); Hermosillo, Son., Mexico

I taught Math, Physics Science and some Philosophy courses

1981-1982 Structure Designer, Ramirez Celada & Associates; Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.

I designed concrete structures for this company in the afternoons after school.

1981-1981 Construction Supervisor. PIVICO, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

As part of my responsibilities for this Summer job was the supervision of the construction of rural clinics.

1977-1981 Math Teacher, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

I taught Math courses from High School level to college level, ranging from algebra all the way to Calculus, Differential Equations, and everything in between at different campuses around the city where this college has branches.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Knowledge of desktop publishing applications with both, McIntosh and PC computers, MS Office, Corel, PageMaker, Adobe Products, etc.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Speak, read and write fluent English. Speak, read and write fluent college Spanish (native language). Speak, read and write some German. Read Bible Hebrew and Greek.



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