Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dieppa-Báez named EM for Puerto Rican Baptists

Breaking news from the American Baptist News Service . . .


VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/2/09)—Dr. Roberto Dieppa-Báez has been named the new executive minister of Las Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico (the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico) effective on July 1, 2009.

Las Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico is a regional partner of American Baptist Churches USA.

A pastor for the past 28 years, Dieppa-Báez studied at the Inter American University and the Evangelical Seminary in Puerto Rico, and earned his Doctor of Ministry from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.

As the associate executive minister in evangelism and new church planting from 2002-2008, Dieppa-Báez established ten new churches in Puerto Rico, as well as the Institute for Congregational Transformation, the Social Pastoral Institute, and the Institute for New Church Planters. He also designed a denominational profile to study the growth of the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico.

He was the founder and director of Initial Counseling Center for persons battling alcoholism, drugs, and domestic violence.

Dieppa-Báez has coordinated missionary trips to Haiti, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, and Colombia.

He and his wife, Abigail Pérez, have one adult son, Axel Dieppa- Pérez, and live in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

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2 Comments:

At Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 2:36:00 AM EST , Anonymous Matt Stone said...

Dan

I noted that you have a redundant address for me on your blogroll at http://bluechristian.blogspot.com. Current address is http://mattstone.blogs.com not http://mattstone.blogs.com/journeysinbetween. Would appreciate it if you could change it.

Thanks in advance
Matt

 
At Friday, July 31, 2009 at 12:00:00 PM EST , Blogger haitianministries said...

Thanks for the heads up, Matt! I've made the change. Blessings, DS

 

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