Breaking News from the Hispanic Church
October, 2005 – Laredo, TX — Dr. Gilberto Velez, Senior Pastor of “Mercy Christian Church” in Laredo, Texas, one of America’s largest Latino Congregations, has been elected to Preside over the Hispanic Mega Church Association. The first ever association of Latino Churches with that have membership of 2000 or more. “These type churches have a culture of their own. They demand resources, relationships and mechanisms that address the specificity of these thriving congregations. We surely believe that the next Rick Warrens, Bill Hybels, Joel Osteens and TD Jakes will be last name Garcia, Velez, De Leon and the like. In September the Association will host the first ever conference in Laredo, Texas.