SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the passing of Jesse Miranda, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference issues the following tribute:
“The Chairman Emeritus of the NHCLC, our mentor, leader, predecessor, covering, and friend, Jesse Miranda passed away. The “Godfather” of the Hispanic/Latino Evangelical movement changed the world.
The founder of the Latino Evangelical Alliance, later to morph and reemerge as the NHCLC, led the way in providing holistic national leadership to the emerging demographic of Hispanic/Latino Christ followers.
His commitment to Christ, real. His prophetic voice, renewing. His love for the marginalized, relentless.
On behalf of the NHCLC family, we express our condolences to the entire Miranda family. We love you Bro. Jesse. You changed our lives.”
NHCLC Executive Committee:
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
Dr. Gilbert Velez
Dr. Carlos Campo
Dr. Gus Reyes
Rev. Eliezer Bonilla
Rev. Dennis Rivera
Dr. William Hernandez
Rev. Israel Bermudez
Sergio De La Mora
Dr. Mat Staver
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, executive producer of The Impossible with 20th Century Fox, and bestselling author of “Be Light.” He has been named by CNN and Fox News as “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME Magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News, CNN, and a number of additional media outlets, publications, and periodicals as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with 40,118 certified member churches in the United States and chapters in Latin America.