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.  

[Statement] NHCLC Executive Committee Issues Statement on the Passing of Legendary Hispanic Evangelical, Jesse Miranda

Jul. 13, 2019

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

Yvette Santana

Rev. Dennis Rivera

Alberto Delgado

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.

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