SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Samuel Rodriguez and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) announces evangelical theologian, ethicist and minister Dr. Russell Moore to its organizational board.
"I am happy to join my friends at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference," Moore said. "I pray that God would enable us, together, to raise up a new generation of gospel-centered Hispanic leaders to evangelize the Americas and the rest of the world for the glory of Jesus Christ."
Moore serves as president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, which is the nation's largest Protestant denomination moral and public policy agency.
Moore has partnered with Rodriguez and NHCLC on a number of initiatives in the past including the 21 Martyrs Campaign. Moore was also a keynote speaker at the 2015 NHCLC National Convention along with presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee, presumed candidate Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
"The nomination of Dr. Moore to the board emphasizes one of our most important directives and goals of the immediate future—the cause of religious liberty and freedom here in the United States and around the world," said Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, president of NHCLC. "We look forward to having him join our efforts to spread to fight for justice during this critical time."
NHCLC/CONEL is the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. The organization seeks to reconcile Evangelist Billy Graham's message of salvation through Christ with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march of prophetic activism. A bipartisan organization, NHCLC/CONEL follows the agenda of the Lamb, not the donkey or the elephant, and emphasizes "7 Directives" of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.
SOURCE National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference