The World Christian Lecture Series of Hope College will feature the address “Daniel and Esther: The Impact of Migration on the U.S. Church” by the Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero on Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Salguero is the president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC), which offers a leadership voice to the nearly eight million Latino Evangelicals in the United States.

He has been named one of the nation’s most prominent Latino evangelical leaders by the Huffington Post, the New York Observer, the Center for American Progress, El Diario, CNN Español, NBC Universal, Univisión and Jorge Ramos’ Al Punto.  In addition, his leadership on issues of young male education has been featured by the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Salguero is a sought-after adviser and commentator on a host of issues, including family, poverty, immigration, education and criminal justice.  He serves on the White House Faith-Based Advisory Council and numerous other national advisory boards, including the National Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, New York City’s Mayoral Faith-Based Advisory Council and the National Association of Evangelicals.  He is a former director of the Hispanic Leadership Program (HLP) and the Institute for Faith and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Salguero graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in history and Spanish, and has an M.Div (magna cum laude) from New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  He pursued a Ph.D. in Christian social ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and holds a Doctorate in Divinity from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts.

His writing is featured on religion pages of the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and Time magazine.  His work has also been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.  Salguero has met frequently with both Republican and Democratic presidents and congressional leaders on issues of impacting vulnerable communities.  Through his organization, he founded Nuestro Futuro, a Latino youth-targeted leadership empowerment campaign around the country.  His life’s passion is a vision to reach and empower all people independent of race, class, culture or language.

Salguero and his wife, the Rev. Jeanette Salguero, are pastors of El Calvario in Orlando, Florida, which worships in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.  The Salgueros have two sons, Jon-Gabriel (10) and Seth (seven).

While in Holland, Salguero will also speak at Third Reformed Church on Sunday, March 6, at 11 a.m.; and during the college’s The Gathering worship service on Sunday, March 6, at 8 p.m. and Chapel worship service on Monday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m.  Both of the campus worship services will be in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street.  The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.  Third Reformed Church is located at 111 W. 13th St., at the corner of 13th Street and Pine Avenue.