Latino Christianity and The Future of American Evangelicalism Click Here For Audio File
Rev. Samuel Rodriquez has been named one of the “7 most influential Hispanic leaders” in America. As President of the NHCLC that represents 16 million Hispanic Christians, Rodriguez boldly proclaims, “We want Hispanics to be the forerunners, and preservers, of our Christian faith” in America. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez speaking at “Coming Together 2010” on the future of Hispanic Christianity in America. He meets frequently with members of congress, and participates in White House meetings, advocating on issues of justice, family values and immigration on behalf of Hispanic evangelicals. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, National Association of Evangelicals, and Christianity Today. He also serves on the advisory Board of the National Campaign to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Pro Life initiatives with various coalitions. Rev. Rodriguez is the Current President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, also known as the Hispanic NAE, America’s largest Hispanic Christian Organization with 25,434 member churches. Sam lives to Build the Kingdom of God, reconciling a platform of righteousness and justice. CNN named Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, “The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement”. The Wall St. Journal has identified him as one of America’s 7 most influential Hispanic Leaders, and the only religious leader on the list. Meanwhile the San Francisco Chronicle described Samuel as one of the 6 Leaders of the New Evangelical Leadership. Often quoted by the Washington Post, CNN, FOXNEWS, Bill Moyers, Chicago Tribune, Christianity Today, Newsweek, Univision NY Times, The Wall St. Journal, Boston Globe, Atlanta Constitution, Ministries Today, and others as the Preeminent Leading Voice of Hispanic Born Again Believers in America, Sam is the leading voice of Hispanic evangelicals in America. He is an Assemblies of God Ordained Minister since the age of 23. He resides in California with his wife Eva , celebrating 20 years of marriage while she serves as Senior Pastor of Christian Worship Center. Rodriguez earned his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University. Currently he pursues a doctoral degree in Organizational Management and Behavior. As the leading Hispanic Christian on the issue or Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Rev. Rodriguez and the NHCLC were credited by Sydney Blumenthal and others as the primary reason why the plans for deportation were stymied. He frequently meets and consults members of both parties in Congress and participates in White House meetings on social justice, Latino and values issues. An award winning writer, Rodriguez writes and contributes to world recognized publications such as Ministries Today, Enrichment Journal, The Washington Post and Newsweek “On Faith” Panel, Outreach magazine, Vida Cristiana, Charisma, Christianity Today, Yale Reflections” and others.