Rev. Eliezer Reyes, an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, is currently serving as Director of the Omega Vega School of Mission (1996-1999, 2006 to present). He is also Senior Pastor of the Iglesia Pentecostal de Hempstead (Hempstead, New York). Formerly, a missionary with the Spanish Eastern District (AG) in Sevilla, Spain (1987-1996). Serves as board member of the Missions Committee of the Spanish Eastern District. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Division of Religion (Drew University) and a fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Rev. Reyes is happily married to Maria Olmedo-Sanchez. Both have two beautiful daughters: Raquel and Rebecca.
The Church is confronting some of the great est challenges at the turn of 21st century. New York City, with its multicultural environment, offers the Church a world of opportunities for service and engagement with people from countless religious and cultural backgrounds. Global issues are also challenging the Church to become an agent of change. The Church must reflect on its mission and equip its membership to meet the global challenges. Christians must theologically and socially interpret the needs of the urban environment and network to bring about change in the power of the Holy Spirit. A dialogue between “text and context” is needed if we are to engage in a genuine biblical theology of mission that relates to urban and global needs. I am confident that the Omega Vega School of Urban and Global Mission will make an educational contribution that the Holy Spirit will use to empower the Christian community and guide it to a new dimension of doing urban and global outreach.
Rev. Eliezer Reyes, Director
Pero recibiréis poder cuando el Espíritu Santo venga sobre vosotros; y me seréis testigos en Jerusalén, en toda Judea y Samaria, y hasta los confines de la tierra. Hechos 1:8