The Rev. Alejandro Escoto is the Minister of Spanish Speaking Ministries and Pastor of La Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana Los Ángeles (ICMLA), which is Spanish for Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles (MCCLA), the founding church of the MCC movement.
Alejandro walked into MCCLA in 1984 and his life took new meaning as he recognized the various paths that God was creating for him and in doing so, discovered that God’s unconditional and all-inclusive love can exist. After serving as the lay pastor for ICM Los Ángeles’s Latino Community for three years, he was ordained on December 11, 2005, and began his pastoral ministry there.
Escoto is also the staff Clinical Hypnotherapist at the Balderrama Medical Clinic in Van Nuys and has served as the Chair of the Board of Deacons for MCCLA and was the head Chaplain at Carl Bean Hospice prior to its closure in early 2006.
Most recently, Rev. Alejandro was featured in La Opinión, Los Angeles’s Spanish Language newspaper, on December 1st, 2005, in an article entitled “En las garras del virus” in which he openly talked about being a gay pastor living with HIV.
(This biographical statement provided by Alejandro Escoto.)
Biography Date: July 2006
MCC | AIDS | Clergy Activist | Latinx