Rev. Robert Ortega, DD, PE
Rev. Robert Ortega
is now Presiding Bishop of the Independent Catholic Church Diocese of the Southwest
is in residence and Pastor of Holy Spirit of Hope Church
in El Paso, TX that he
founded and incorporated in May 2002.
was ordained a priest in 2002 by Archbishop Michael (RIP) of the Catholic Charismatic Church
was then consecrated a Bishop of the Catholic Charismatic Church
in 2007 by Bishop Lou Vaporis (RIP).
The preparation for ministry of Rev. Ortega
includes: over 40 years of marriage; twenty years of self-devoted concentrated and continuous study of Scripture and fundamental Christian principals; theology and ministry training at the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso Tepeyac Institute; counseling training with American Association of Christian Counselors; completion of the requirements of the Catholic Charismatic Church seminary; and ongoing studies.
completed service to his
country in 2010 as a Captain (O-6) in the U.S. Public Health Service Inactive Reserves.
He served as an engineer on active duty with the USPHS during the late Vietnam era.
Rev. Ortega was born in El Paso, TX, completing Ysleta High School before proceeding to earn both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.
He retired from federal government in 2004 after achieving the rank of a senior executive officer as Acting Presidential Appointee Commissioner to the International Boundary and Water Commission.
continues to provide engineering and construction consulting as a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
Most significantly, Rev. Ortega
continues with renewed and refocused commitment to Martha who has blessed him with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
On February 13, 2011, Deacon Patricia Letto was incardinated into the Independent Catholic Church by Bishop Robert Ortega and Bishop Raul Ballesteros, Jr. at Holy Spirit of Hope in El Paso, Texas.