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Coming Quickly! 100 Years of Hispanic Ministry 
in the LCMS

Begin the countdown and let’s start planning celebrations!  The year 2026 will mark the 100th anniversary of Hispanic Ministry of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod  (LCMS). It began in 1926 with the placement of the Puerto Rican evangelist Sergio Cobian in San Antonio, Texas.  His ministry was instrumental in the formation there of Trinity Lutheran Church, the first Spanish-speaking congregation of the LCMS.

Let’s remember. Let’s honor the people the Lord has sent into His harvest field throughout these hundred years. Let’s celebrate! 

LCMS Hispanic Ministry 1926-2026





Sergio Cobian arrived in San Antonio, Texas and began to evangelize.

Spanish speaking ministries were begun in Three Rivers y Vanderbuilt, Texas.

Rev. Andrés Meléndez became pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, San Antonio

The first National Hispanic Ministry Convention of LCMS ministries was held in Los Angeles, California

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