Boston pastor: Secure border, serve immigrants
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Above, Pastor Roberto Miranda

October 2019 –For 35 years, Boston’s largest Spanish-speaking church has been led by Harvard Ph.D. grad and Dominican Republic native Roberto Miranda. The pastor sees Christian ministry as spiritual warfare, and he is a warrior with uncompromising biblical stands on moral issues such as marriage fidelity and sexuality.

Miranda has seen Congregacion Leon de Juda (Lion of Juda) grow from some 60 Hispanic members to 1,000 weekly worshipers who come from more than 30 nations.

Regarding immigration, Miranda espouses limits and tight border control. Yet he leads a church that exemplifies the phrase “body of Christ.” Lion of Judah offers a trained outreach staff that assists more than 1,000 immigrants each year to resolve the countless hurdles they face. Other ministries reach out to prisons, the homeless, and first-generation students preparing for college.

Church of God Evangel, 6/19; leondejuda.org