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Commencement Speaker

Samuel Rodriguez

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization serving as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic evangelicals assembled in over 40,188 U.S. churches and over 450,000 churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.

An award-winning author, Rodriguez contributes to world-renowned publications such as The Washington Post, Outreach magazine, Ministry Today, Vida Cristiana, Christianity Today and others. He is also the author of The Lamb’s Agenda, Path of Miracles and Be Light: Shining God’s Beauty, Truth, and Hope in a Darkened World — which made #1 on the Los Angeles Times Bestsellers list.

Rodriguez currently serves on the board of directors of some of America’s leading evangelical organizations such as Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, National Association of Evangelicals, Empowered21, PCCNA and Christianity Today. He earned his master's degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University and likewise received honorary doctorates from Baptist University of the Americas and 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, Calif., where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.


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