Aguilar y Domingo, Isidro (1898‒1982)

By Nelson Salgado

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Nelson Salgado

First Published: December 24, 2020

Isidro Aguilar y Domingo was a colporteur, pastor, professor, founder of the first College of Adventist Theology in Spain, and president of the Spanish Adventist Mission.

Early Years

Aguilar y Domingo was born May 22, 1898, in Matet, Castellón, Spain.1 While working in Cartagena he was introduced to the Adventist message, and was baptized in 1924 by Pastor Pedro Sanz.2

Ministry and Administrative Work

After his baptism Aguilar y Domingo worked as a colporteur, and then studied theology at what was then called the Latin Union Training School in Collonges-sous-Salève from 1926 to 1927.

Subsequently Aguilar y Domingo did pastoral work in Vigo, Madrid, and Valencia. He was ordained as pastor in Lisbon in 1936. In 1939 he was appointed president of the Spanish Mission, a position which he held until 1950.3

Founder and Teacher of the Spanish Missionary School

In 1940 Aguilar y Domingo founded the first Spanish Missionary School for the study of theology.4 He also launched the publishing work so that students could obtain resources through book sales. The school closed in 1958, but he continued to teach at home.5 When the school reopened, he served as director until 1967, the year when it was decided to move the school to Valencia.

Death and Contribution

Aguilar y Domingo died in Madrid, Spain on July 7, 1982. In addition to his ministry, he was remembered as a great intellectual with extensive knowledge of Latin, literature, and history.6

Sources

Tejel, Andrés. “Columnas de la iglesia: Biografía del Pastor I. Aguilar.” Revista Adventista Española, October 1976.

Valls, Jonathan, ed. Compartiendo la esperanza, Cien años de adventismo del séptimo día en España. Madrid: Editorial Safeliz, 2003.

Notes

  1. Andrés Tejel, “Columnas de la iglesia: Biografía del Pastor I. Aguilar,” Revista Adventista Española, October 1976, 14‒16.

  2. Jonathan Valls, ed., Compartiendo la esperanza, Cien años de adventismo del séptimo día en España (Madrid: Editorial Safeliz, 2003), 159.

  3. Ibid.

  4. Ibid., 158.

  5. Tejel, 14‒16.

  6. Valls, 159.

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Salgado, Nelson. "Aguilar y Domingo, Isidro (1898‒1982)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. December 24, 2020. Accessed May 20, 2022. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=8CAA.

Salgado, Nelson. "Aguilar y Domingo, Isidro (1898‒1982)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. December 24, 2020. Date of access May 20, 2022, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=8CAA.

Salgado, Nelson (2020, December 24). Aguilar y Domingo, Isidro (1898‒1982). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved May 20, 2022, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=8CAA.