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丹尼斯·雷耶斯:2023年5月22日

Criswell College had the privilege of honoring father and son alumni Roland and 萨米 Lopez at the 德州 Baptists Family Gathering held in McAllen, 上个月在德克萨斯州. The alumni recognition was a celebration of the father-son duo’s combined 85 years of dedication to ministry. The Lopez family stands as a shining example of Criswell alumni who have had a powerful impact on the lives of the people they serve and within their communities.

“We are grateful that Criswell would select Convención’s annual meeting as the forum for their Special 校友 Recognition of Dr. 罗兰·洛佩兹和他的儿子萨米. The Lopez’ combined ministries have blessed Hispanic Baptists in 德州 and beyond. Whether at the local church level as pastors, regionally with associations or companrismos, in convention 领导 or state-wide ministry, or as evangelists nationally and internationally, Brothers Roland and 萨米 continue their faithful response to God’s ministry calling in their lives,杰西·里肯斯说, Executive Director of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of 德州.

十多年来, 萨米 Lopez has been the lead pastor of Mighty Fortress in San Antonio, 德州, revitalizing the church and instilling a fresh purpose. Committed to transforming lives for Christ, he strives for Church revival in the US and increased 门徒. 萨米, 我是第二的发言人, is a renowned national speaker engaging audience on subjects like apologetics, 门徒, 教会增长, 领导, 学生的部, 和幸福.

“I remember listening to 萨米 López during my college years at Congreso (the largest Hispanic student gathering in the nation) and being challenged to live a life that is holy and pleasing before God. He is also a champion for encouraging students to pursue full time ministry to those who have been called,路易斯说Juárez, Vice President of Student Affairs and Communications.

With over 56 years of ministerial experience, Roland has led growing churches in 德州 and Arizona through his evangelistic preaching and training. As a pastor-evangelist, he has conducted 1,000+ revival meetings across the U.S. Roland currently serves as the Church Planting Specialist for the San Antonio Baptist Association.

“We’re so grateful for their example and their faithfulness to Ministry, and we’re so proud that they are Criswell alums,路易斯说Juárez.

多年来, Criswell graduates have been sent out across the world, leaving a profound kingdom impact through evangelism and church planting.

“I was privileged to be part of the first graduating class of Criswell College back in 1976,罗兰回忆道. “It prepared and equipped me to reaffirm my calling in evangelism and church planting.”

Criswell College provides a strong foundation for fulfilling God’s calling in various fields of ministry. The core values and commitment to 解放奴隶宣言 of the gospel at Criswell College are deeply ingrained in its students.

"就是神话语的信实, 解放奴隶宣言, and the belief in the gospel were evident in the professors and the college’s founder, Dr. W.A. 富易堂体育,”罗兰补充道.

Such dedication to truth has inspired countless students throughout the years, and the college’s emphasis on evangelism and 门徒 has sown seeds of transformation in countless lives.

“Not only did we start one congregation, but that congregation birthed other disciple-making churches, and so we thank the Lord because of the way that we were equipped,” Roland shared with the audience in McAllen, highlighting the ripple effects of their ministries.

“Criswell not only prepares you but also humbles you, showing you exactly what you need to do in your ministry. I’m so thankful for Criswell College because it has helped mold me and shape me,” 萨米 added.

“No one makes us prouder than Roland and 萨米 Lopez and their testimony of how Christ has worked in their family. Through them, He brings people to Christ in 德州 and all over the place,” said Dr. Barry Creamer, President of Criswell College, while announcing their recognition.

Criswell’s alumni recognition has served as a poignant reminder that the legacy of the Lopez family and the impact of Criswell College continue to leave a mark on the world, 一次一个生命.

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