Pastor of America's Preeminent Hispanic Congregation to Oversee Pentecostal Network
New Interactive Website Launched To Engage the Growing Support among Faith Communities for Immigration Reform (Washington, D.C., Hispanic Christian Newswire) America's largest Hispanic Christian Organization, The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), The Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals, announced today the appointment of Rev. Daniel DeLeon as Chairman of the National Hispanic Pentecostal Congress. DeLeon succeeds Rev. Nino Gonzalez who this past August was elected as Executive Presbyter for the Assemblies of God Language Districts east of the Mississippi. "Danny's ministerial trajectory represents a commitment to a Spirit empowered ethos, prayer and evangelism. His leadership will connect Hispanic Pentecostal leaders committed to revival and renewal," declared Dr. Gilbert Velez, NHCLC Board Chair. DeLeon continues to serve as Senior Pastor of Templo El Calvario (Calvary Temple) in Santa Ana, California. The Church counts with over 14,000 in weekly attendance, arguably the largest Hispanic congregation in America. In addition, DeLeon also served as the host of the Spanish Version of the 700 Club viewed by millions in Latin America. "The future of American Christianity will be primarily Hispanic led with a strong Pentecostal emphasis. Danny embodies the convergence of both the cultural and theological streams quickly emerging as the platform for the 21st century American faith narrative," explained Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Conference President. The National Hispanic Pentecostal Congress will convene in April 2010 as part of the Empower 21 Global Conference at Oral Roberts University and again in October. The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference serves 25,434 churches by providing leadership, networking, partnerships, fellowship and advocacy platforms to the Seven Directives of Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Education, Youth and Justice.