Like the Old Testament patriarch Joseph who was able to meet the needs of his brothers after he rose to a position of responsibility in a foreign land, Pastor Carlos Navarro of Brownsville helps minister to the needs of fellow immigrants from Central America.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Churches and ministries in the Tijuana area that ministered to Haitian immigrants seeking to cross the border into the United States saw their labor bear fruit, and now the recipients of that ministry want to help Central American immigrants.
Latino and Latina students at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary began the spring semester with a reunion at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Waco, celebrating the creation of an association where they “fit.”
Christian Latina Leadership Institute students interact and learn from accomplished Hispanic women in different fields, including ministry, nonprofits and business.
Daniel “Tiny” Dominguez understands the challenge of honoring tradition and embracing change.
Growing up in a church that allowed women to participate in business meetings only if their husbands were present, Janet Galarza never dared to imagine herself as a pastor.
Isabel Docampo was ordained a year after messengers to the 1984 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting passed a resolution opposing women’s ordination and limiting women’s roles in ministry to positions other than the pastorate.
The history of Texas Baptist women pastors dates back only two decades, more than twice as long as the history of Hispanic Baptist women pastors in the state.
The Asociación Bautista Latino Americana knows its efforts now can prepare Houston-area churches for better outcomes later.
One of the newest professors at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary hopes to add to the diversity of voices at the Texas Baptist school and make an impact on ministry to Texas’ growing Hispanic population.
Cuando miembros de la caravana de Centro América llegó a la frontera de Estados Unidos/México en Tijuana, hubo iglesias que abrieron sus puertas para ministrar a los inmigrantes.
When members of a caravan from Central America arrived at the U.S./Mexico border crossing at Tijuana, some churches in the area opened their doors to minister to the immigrants.