Cornerstone Church Pastor Sergio De La Mora to lead organization of America’s Largest Latino Congregations
SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 2, 2014 – The Hispanic Mega Church Association (HMCA), a division of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) / Conela, announces Pastor Sergio De La Mora as its new president today. De La Mora currently serves as the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church of San Diego, California and author of “The Heart Revolution: Experience The Power Of A Turned Heart.” Connecting the nation’s largest Latino Churches, the HMCA exists to resource, relate and present models of ecclesiastical synergy to and from America’s largest Latino congregations. “Sergio De La Mora embodies the qualities of the 21st century bi-cultural, bi-lingual leader with the ability to network and amplify the voices of America’s Hispanic multi- ethnic mega church pastors,” said Dr. Rodriguez, President of NHCLC/Conela. “Pastor Sergio shines light in a world full of darkness.” After a life full of gang-related crime and cocaine addiction, De La Mora turned his life around 10 years ago and founded Cornerstone Church on the guiding principle that the course of a person’s life is always determined by the condition of a person’s heart. Today, Cornerstone is the largest Latino-led church in the history of San Diego and has been recognized by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest-growing churches in the country, with a weekly attendance of over 4,000. “The day of the silent, isolated church is no longer relevant to the nation,” said De La Mora. “Our position as the collaborative church at large, governed by Kingdom values, emulates the resolution and veracity of Christ. It is the fortitude of our rising, cohesive voice which resonates the ubiquitous power of the cross throughout the nation. For every nationality, every demographic and every social circle, today is the dawn of a new day. And our responsibility as the local church is to lead this shift in power and influence by leading our families, communities, and nation to experience a Heart Revolution,” NHCLC’s Hispanic Mega Church Association Names President, page 2 De La Mora is an active leader in the emerging Latino Christian community. In order to further meet the needs of this community, he co-founded the Turning the Hearts Center, a non-profit organization designed to empower youth and families and restore family unity and self-sufficiency through a variety of programs, seminars and support resources. In 2008, De La Mora began the annual Heart Revolution Conference. The event is gathering of well-known thought-leaders from all over the nation with the purpose of revolutionizing the hearts of the next generation. The Conference has reached thousands of individuals and featured various Christian speakers and musicians from throughout the world. The Hispanic Mega Church Association brings together America’s largest hispanic churches to share resources and ideas as well as to provide relational opportunities that will coalesce around a transformational missiology unprecedented in American Church history. From leadership journals to conferences, blogs, retreats and roundtables, the pastors of these large churches will be empowered to empower, built to build and equipped to better equip their communities. HMCA leads in the nexus of American Evangelicalism and multi-ethnic renewal. NHCLC/Conela is the largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals, 40,118 U.S churches and more than 500,000 churches across the globe. Seeking to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism, the NHCLC emphasizes “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.