Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.  

[Media Alert] Rev. Rodriguez to Meet with Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to Discuss Pending Religious Liberty Legislation, Survey Status of Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Feb. 5, 2019

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The only Puerto Rican American representative on President Trump’s informal Faith Advisory Board, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, will visit the island of Puerto Rico next week. His agenda will include a scheduled meeting with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to discuss issues surrounding religious liberty which has drawn heavy criticism from many within the faith community on the island. Rev. Rodriguez will also meet with local church leaders to survey the humanitarian progress that remains ongoing 16 months after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, some of which remains under the direction of the U.S. government.


Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)


From San Juan, Rev. Rodriguez will be available to provide updates on the status of legislation critical to religious liberty on the island of Puerto Rico following his meeting with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

Rev. Rodriguez will also provide updates on the ongoing humanitarian aid efforts following Hurricane Maria, including both church and government led initiatives.


Thursday Feb. 7, 2019

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET


San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exact location TBD


Please email to request an interview with Rev. Rodriguez during the provided window of availability.



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 “Shake Free.” 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.

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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 and CNN 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.

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