Assemblies of God
Hispanic Centennial
August 1-3, 2018 | Houston, TX
Rich Legacy | Fresh Vision

View archive videos from the event on the Hispanic Relations Facebook Page.

Speakers & Guests

Sam Rodriguez

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is President of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization. Rodriguez is also senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.

Nino Gonzalez

Dr. Gonzalez is an Assemblies of God minister with over 25 years in ministry. He presently serves as senior pastor at Calvario City Church. In 2008, he was elected as the Superintendent for the Florida Multicultural District. Pastor Nino lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Abigail.

Doug Clay

Doug Clay was elected chief executive officer of the Assemblies of God at the 57th General Council in August, 2017. Prior to this, he served as general treasurer for nine years. He was also the superintendent for the Ohio District from 2004-2008. Clay has a passionate love for the local church. He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.

Melissa Alfaro

Melissa serves as an executive presbyter, representing ordained under 40 ministers. Melissa, and her husband, Jay, serve as the senior pastors of El Tabernaculo in Houston. She also serves as the Girls Ministries director for the Texas Louisiana Hispanic District. She has spent over 10 years working in education as a teacher, staff development presenter, motivational speaker, and district middle school English as a Second Language coordinator.

Danny de Leon

Daniel De Leon has served as the West Spanish language area executive presbyter since 2017. He has been pastor of Templo Calvario in Santa Ana, California since 1976. Under his leadership, the church has grown to become one of the largest bilingual Hispanic congregations in the U.S. The church has established over 90 satellite congregations in the U.S. and in Latin America.

Wilfredo ‘Choco’ de Jesus

Wilfredo ‘Choco’ de Jesus serves as the East Spanish language area executive presbyter. In 2000, he was appointed senior pastor of what is now known as New Life Covenant Church in Chicago. Weekly attendance has grown to 17,000 across multiple sites through church plants and more than 130 ministries. Pastor Choco and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in the Humboldt Park community where they have three children, Alexandria, Yesenia, and Wilfredo, Jr. They also have a granddaughter, Charlie Grace. 

Worship  Artists

Danilo Montero

Originally from Costa Rica, Danilo is one of the pioneer praise directors of Christian music in Latin America. With more than 25 years of ministry, he has impacted the world of worship with such influence that his songs have become part of the congregational worship of the Hispanic church throughout the world. Danilo currently serves along with his wife, Gloriana, and their daughter, Victoria Cristina as an associate pastor at Lakewood Church Spanish in Houston.

Marco Barrientos

Marco, born in Mexico City, is a communicator, international lecturer, and recognized teacher who has been nominated four times to the Latin Grammys for his albums. He is currently senior pastor of the Aliento International Center, a growing congregation in Dallas. Marco is also President of Amistad Cristiana Internacional, Inc., an organization that provides teaching, training and encouragement to the body of Christ through conferences, seminars and concerts.

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