Pennsylvania Conference Hispanic Ministries Director Retires
Pastor Juan López will retire from pastoral ministry this summer after leading the Hispanic work in the Pennsylvania Conference for the past 18 years. For the last three years, he pastored the Lehigh Valley Hispanic, Bethlehem Hispanic, Easton El Camino, El Faro and Luces de Sión Hispanic churches in the Lehigh Valley Spanish District.
He began his pastoral ministry in 1978 as associate pastor of two Hispanic congregations in Los Angeles before attending Andrews University (Mich.), where he earned a master’s in divinity. He returned to California and served as the associate pastor at the Hollywood Hispanic church in Los Angeles before pastoring the Ocean City Hispanic church in Ocean City, Md.
López joined the Pennsylvania Conference in 1992 and has pastored twice at Reading Hispanic in Reading, twice at Lehigh Valley Hispanic in Allentown, at Kingston Hispanic in Kingston (now the Wilkes Barre Hispanic church), at Lancaster Hispanic 1 in Lancaster and at York Hispanic church in York.
He and his wife, Daisy, who also works at the Pennsylvania Conference office, will remain in Reading.