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The CGGC recognizes 5  Spanish-speaking churches in California: Christian Center of Rescuing the Lost  (pastored by Francisco Linares) in San Diego; Fallbrook Church (pastored by Tomas Rodas) in northern San Diego County; San Diego Church (pastored by Victor Montalvo); and Thermal Church (pastored by Juan Seym), located south of Palm Springs; and The Light of the World Church (pastored by Refugio Reyes) in Wheatland. There is also a church plant in Pasadena.

In Pennsylvania, Caleb and Christina Acosta pioneered the Latino church planting ministry which has resulted in 4 churches thus far:  Sanidad Divina (pastored by Caleb & Christina Acosta) in Columbia; and Betesda-Casa de Misericodria (pastored by Ricardo & Jeanette Perez) in Middletown; Iglesia Evangelica Nueva Vida (pastored by Jose & Ana Aquino) in Reading; and Nuevo Comienzo Iglesias de Dios  (pastored by Daniel & Paola Sanchez) in York. The Acostas also started, the mobile Latino Ministry Training Center which had 3 graduates and 19 enrolled students in 2015. In addition, the PA churches reported 338 in worship in 2016.

The Iglesia Agua Viva (pastored by Mario & Sylvia Chaves) in Bluffton, South Carolina reported 25 worshipers in 2016.

The Acostas serve as CGGC Directors of Latino Ministries to facilitate the expansion and development of Latino churches.  They can be reached via email at

to CC 2802 – LATINO OUTREACH to assist with planting churches, providing leadership training, and helping with other vital needs in the Latino communities.