Illinois District Spanish Ministries
District Spanish Coordinator : Andrew Suarez
Spanish Ministries is designed to bring the gospel of Acts 2:38 to the 42 million Spanish speaking people of North America. Spanish is the second most common language in the United States after English. In the United States, Hispanics can be found in large urban centers like New York City, New Orleans, Seattle, etc., in rural areas, and in former land owned by Mexico. The vast majority of Hispanics in the United States come from Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, but in recent years more and more Hispanic immigrants are coming from Central and South America largely due to political and economic instability in those regions. They come for many varied reasons, but they are hungry for the life-saving gospel of Jesus Christ. Presently we have over 500 Spanish UPCI churches in North America, and our goal is to plant churches in the United States and Canada so that we may effectively reach Hispanic peoples with this message.
World Evangelism Center staff members and mentors from the community offer instruction on evangelizing the Spanish-speaking community. This program has helped to build a bridge between the UPCI and the Hispanic population.