Where are the Christian Hispanic Leaders?

In 2012, I completed a racial reconciliation blog series where I featured interviews of neglected voices of the church from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. I was a little dismayed during that time because I was not aware of prominent Hispanic leaders to feature.

Hispanic Leaders

Since then, I have been asking the question, “Who are the Hispanic leaders within the evangelical community?” I have found a few like Samuel Rodriguez and Gabriel Salguero who are speaking into injustices concerning the immigration system. Noel Castellanos is known for his work with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).

Recently, I was so excited to see this list by Corrie Mitchell, editor of OnFaith, listing 15 Hispanic Faith Leaders You Should Know and why. She also lets the reader know what ministry organizations these leaders are connected to, where they are located, and how we can find them on the internet. The list only includes one woman, so I’m definitely interested in knowing the names and contributions of other women leaders of Hispanic descent.

If you are aware of Hispanic Christian leaders serving in various capacities, please include their name, represented organization, and how we can find them on the internet in the comment section.

Blessings, Natasha

#RacialRec: Voice # 8 ~ Hispanic American ~ Lilia Ramirez

I am so excited to introduce one of my dear friends and mentors, Lilia Ramirez. Lilia is a Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy Commander. I have had the pleasure of working for Lilia as she continued to serve our country beyond her military career. She has graciously shared her story here:

me, Lilia Ramirez, and her husband cheering on Navy 2012
me, Lilia Ramirez, and her husband cheering on Navy 2012

In a previous post, Rev. Jorge Prado mentioned the rapid growth of the Hispanic populations, noting is it faster than any previous immigrant group. How do you think the increasing Hispanic growth in America will change the fabric of our nation? 

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#RacialRec: IMMIGRATION

Hispanic_CaucusSuspicion. Illegal. Alien. These are the lens in which many Hispanic Americans are approached. I would venture to say that whenever people think about immigration, their minds automatically focus on the Hispanic population and particularly those who are from Mexico. We know, as some of our interviews have already revealed however, that people are migrating to this country all of the time, both legally and illegally.

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