Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, Chairman
Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, NHCLC/CONELA CEO and President and is Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition, faithfully advised both aforementioned Presidents and meets with global leaders frequently in order to advance the organization’s agenda.
The NHCLC is the nation’s largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals and more than 40,000 U.S. Churches while CONELA counts with over 450,000 and seeks to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism through its “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice,
Education and Youth. CNN and Fox News named Rodriguez, “The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement”. NBC/Telemundo called him “America’s most influential Latino Evangelical leader”. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was nominated by TIME magazine for their “100 Most Influential People in The World” list in 2013 and his description of the Latino faith community emerged as their April 15, 2013 cover story, The Latino Reformation. The Wall St. Journal identified him as one of America’s most influential Hispanic Leaders, and the only religious leader on the list. On the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, Black Christian News Network identified Rev. Samuel Rodriguez as one of the top “10 White & Brown MLK’s of Our Time”. The San Francisco Chronicle described Samuel as one of the 6 Leaders of the New Evangelical Leadership. Charisma Magazine Identified Rev. Samuel Rodriguez as America’s most influential spirit-filled Christian Leader in the political sphere.
Rodriguez is the author of The Lamb’s Agenda (Thomas Nelson, 2013) and Path of Miracles (2009). Rodriguez earned his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University. He is recipient of two Honorary Doctorate Degrees; a Doctor of Ministry from the Baptist Universities of The Americas and a Doctor of Laws from Northwest University. He is recipient of two Honorary Doctorate Degrees; a Doctor of Ministry from the Baptist Universities of The Americas and a Doctor of Laws from Northwest University. He is an Assemblies of God Ordained Minister since the age of 23. Rodriguez also serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, CA where he resides with his wife of 24 years, Eva, and their three children.