Hispanic / Latino Ministries

The purpose of the Hispanic/Latino Committee recognizes the need to continue offering support to the existing Hispanic/Latinos ministries of the Tennessee Conference, expanding their faith and mission of the United Methodist Church with new communities of faith throughout the Conference, train the leadership ecclesial and strengthen the hospitality of the Hispanic/Latino culture with other ethnic groups. This quadrennial 2016-2020 will focus on strengthening three parts of the purpose mission:

  • Serve as a resource to establish the extension, faith and communion of the Hispanic/Latino ministries of the Tennessee Conference.
  • Promote the training of the Hispanic/Latino ecclesial leadership through a wide range of workshops, retreats, seminars and conferences that contribute with the spiritual and theological formation of pastors and leaders of the local churches.
  • Strengthen the construction of the Hispanic/Latino awareness culture and work along with other ethnic groups for the development of the hospitality as a gift of God and spiritual discipline.

On March 29, 2016 the Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries, along with the active pastors of the 13 Hispanic Ministries of the Tennessee Conference organized work teams to develop a work plan for the 2016-2020 Quadrennial.

The plan included the purpose, vision and mission of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, promoting the vitality of the present Hispanic ministries and to explore the possibilities of new Hispanic Ministries in the Conference.

The goals of the plan include:

  1. In partnership with TDH and other health resources, develop new leadership of the Health & Well-Being program
  2. Pastoral Care
  3. Women Retreat
  4. Pastor’s continuing education
  5. Develop youth leadership in partnership with the TN Conference young people’s ministries
  6. Develop new ministries in partnership with Congregational Development and Emerging Ministries
  7. Develop academic skills

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Cumberland River District

Iglesia Metodista Unida_Pastors Tiburcio_Francisca Hernandez

Pastors Tiburcio (Tito)
& Francisca Hernández

Cell:  (615) 630-8883

 Iglesia Metodista Unida Mahanaim
Chapel Hill UMC
92 Beasley Bend Road
Riddleton, TN 37151

Iglesia Metodista Unida Ebenezer
Lambuth Memorial UMC
1042 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Iglesia Metodista Unida Siloe
Lafayette UMC
506 Bratton Avenue
Lafayette, TN 37083

Iglesia Metodista Unida_Ebenezer


Harpeth River District

Yolandah Chinyani and Noemie Mutombo

La Conexion
Hispanic Student Ministry at Martin Methodist College
433 W. Madison Street
Pulaski, TN 38478

La Conexion Hispanic Student Ministry at Martin Methodist College_Students

La Conexion Hispanic Student Ministry at Martin Methodist College_Teaching


Caney Fork River District

La Hermosa Methodist Church_Pastors Emilio_Maria Hernandez

Pastors Emilio & María Hernández

La Hermosa Methodist Church
3205 Nashville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166

Cell:  (931) 869-8927

La Hermosa Methodist Church_Members

La Hermosa Methodist Church_Congregation


Stones River District

Ministerio Hispano Bell Buckle UMC_Emanuel_Pastor Laura Ibarra-Hernandez

Rev. Laura Ibarra-Hernández

Ministerio Hispano BBUMC/EMANUEL
Bell Buckle United Methodist Church
110 Maple St.
Bell Buckle, TN 37020

Church:  (931) 389-6021
Cell: (931)492-1203

Ministerio Hispano Bell Buckle UMC_Emanuel_Christmas Ministry

Ministerio Hispano Bell Buckle UMC_Emanuel_Congregation Training


Red River District

Ministerio Metodista Ebenezer_Pastor Myriam Cortes

Pastora Myriam Cortes

Ministerio Metodista Ebenezer
Sixty-First Avenue UMC
6018 New York Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Church: (615) 292-7184
Cell: (615) 642-6815


Cumberland River District

Primera Iglesia Metodista Hispana_Pastor Carlos Uroza

Rev. Carlos Uroza

Primera Iglesia Metodista Hispana
Woodbine UMC
2621 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, Tn 37211

Church: (615) 244-2212
Cell: (615) 848-4489

Primera Iglesia Metodista Hispana_Congregation

Primera Iglesia Metodista Hispana_Christmas Children