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SACRAMENTO, Calif.June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to continue to expand the mission and reach of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), NHCLC President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez announces the appointments of several new board members, including:

  • Dr. Claude Alexander, Senior Pastor of the Park Church since 1990 and author of “Necessary Christianity;”
  • Bishop Doug Beacham, General Superintendent and 19th Presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church;
  • Joseph Castleberry, President of Northwest University;
  • Charlie Lewis, Pastor of Christ Community Church in South Shore, Florida;
  • Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church, Presiding Bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches and Founder of the Reconciled Church;
  • James Robison, Founder and President of LIFE Outreach International and co-host of the “Life Today” television program; and
  • Steve Strang, Publisher and Founder of Charisma magazine.

“These leaders are committed above all to strengthening the role and influence of the church in our society and sharing the Gospel message of salvation, life and justice,” said Rev. Rodriguez. “Their heart for service is keenly aligned with the NHCLC, and we are excited to see what the future can hold with their input and counsel.”

NHCLC/CONEL is the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. The organization seeks to reconcile Evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation through Christ with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism. A bipartisan organization, NHCLC/CONEL follows the agenda of the Lamb, not the donkey or the elephant, and emphasizes “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. For additional information, visit



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