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Spanish Evangelism Ministries



Thank you for visiting our website. We are an organization that shares the love of God here in the Maryland/Washington D.C. District. Currently our churches, here in Maryland/D.C., are serving families and those who have little hope of change in their lives. We believe in that Jesus Christ is the only hope with the power to transform the heart. If you came to into the page looking for an answer to all your burdens and needs, we invite you to come visit one of our Spanish churches in our District. Please know, that we are here to serve you and may God bless you.


Contact us:

Phone: (703) 863-8740 


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Click on our Calendar to see events hosted by the Spanish Evangelism Ministries.


Click below for national UPCI news and resources regarding Spanish Evangelism Ministries.

Vision and Mission

Spanish Evangelism Ministries (SEM ) is a service ministry of the United Pentecostal Church International that provides structure, training, and resources for the purpose of reaching the Hispanic community within Maryland/Washington D. C. with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


SEM will:

  1. Encourage and support evangelism and discipleship of Spanish-speaking people in the Maryland / Washington D. C. District.

  2. Encourage the starting of new congregations that minister in the Spanish language.

  3. Assist in training and equipping Spanish-speaking ministers.

  4. Assist non-Spanish speaking ministers and churches to reach out to Spanish-speaking people with the gospel.

  5. Assist Spanish-speaking believers, ministers and churches in functioning as integral members of the UPCI.



Rev. Rick Garza

Spanish Evangelism Ministries Director

Rev. Rick Garza serves as the District Spanish Evangelism Ministries Director/Presbyter at Large.  He is the Pastor at Esperanza Viva Church in Washington D.C. He is married to Rita Garza and they have five grown children and seven grandchildren.


Rev. Antonio Tabares

District Spanish Evangelism Ministries Secretary

Rev. Antonio Tabares serves as the District Spanish Evangelism Ministries Secretary. He is the Pastor at La Casa del Alfarero in Beltsville, Maryland and Presbyter for section four. He is married to Veruschka Tabares and they have two children.

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