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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Dr. Abraham Ruelas

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Dr. Abraham Ruelas
Dr. Abraham Ruelas

Chair, Psychology Department
Patten University
Oakland, CA

Abraham Antonio Ruelas has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Patten University, a B.A. in Mass Communication from CSU East Bay, and a Ph.D. degree in Communication Research from Stanford University. He is Dean of Arts and Sciences, and professor of communication and psychology at Patten University. Dr. Abe’s area of research is women in ministry and he is author of two books, “Women and the Landscape of American Higher Education: Wesleyan Holiness and Pentecostal Founders” (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2010), and “No Room for Doubt: The Life and Ministry of Bebe Patten” (Seymour Press, 2012), and is currently working with Dr. Kristen Welch to co-author “The Role of Female Seminaries on the Road to Social Justice for Women” (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2014). His article, “Under-sung Heroine: Mary Craig, Founder of Bethany University,” was published in the 2012 issue of the Assemblies of God Heritage magazine. An ordained minister with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), Abe has been married to Patricia for 36 years and together they teach disaster preparedness classes throughout the City of Oakland for the Office of Emergency Services.

2013 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Women in the World of Evangelism


Since Mary was entrusted with the message that Jesus had resurrected from the grave to give us salvation, women have been pioneers in the field of evangelism. This session will be a historic look back at women of faith to find the lessons they provide us for ministry in today's world.

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