|Birthname||José Joaquín Ávila Portalatín|
|born on||11 September 1925 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Camuy, Puerto Rico, 18n29, 66w51|
|Timezone||AST h4w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°49' 12°04 Asc. 08°09'|
Puerto Rican Pentecostal Evangelist and writer of Sephardic origins. His preaching and messages were characterized in proclaiming that the coming of Christ is imminent. He is considered one of the most influential Protestant preachers of the Spanish language. He was also the second runner-up for Mr. North America in 1953.
Initially he was baseball player in the League Double A and a weightlifter. In 1952, he competed and won the Mr. Puerto Rico bodybuilding competition and went on to win the title of Mr. North America in 1953.
While training for the Olympic Games in 1956, he experienced terrible pain in parts of his body and, after several tests, he was diagnosed with chronic arthritis. This prevented him from participating in the Olympic Games or in any future event. The pain was so intense that he suffered limited mobility and could not even perform daily tasks.
He then dedicated himself to Christianity and began to pray, seeking divine intervention for his situation. He said he received a divine revelation through reading and studying the Bible and apparently received the healing of Jesus Christ. Thereafter, he devoted himself to his religious ministry.
He died from cardiac arrest on 28 June 2013 at age 87 in Camuy, Puerto Rico.
Castellanos quotes birth certificate.
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western