We are weeks into the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, where every day we are bombarded with reports of atrocities. Many innocent people, including children, are caught in the crossfires. How can we understand this conflict from a Biblical Perspective? On Thursday’s Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Dr. Mark Turman helps to break down current events from a Biblical perspective.
One of the lesser-known parts of WPB is the neighborhoods that are south of downtown’s beautiful waterfront. The 33405 and 33415 zip codes, in particular, have over 75,000 people combined from places like Guatemala, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc. This makes south WPB rich in its Latin American diversity and is a space for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Latino/a immigrants to seek human flourishing. On Thursday’s Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Pastor Jeremy Barahona, Lead Pastor of The Light WPB, shares how their new Church plant seeks to reach this diverse community for Christ.
Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Senior Contributor for Leadership. Previously, he pastored four churches in Texas across thirty-four years, including twenty-five years as the founding pastor of Crosspoint Church in McKinney, Texas. He holds a D.Min. from Truett Seminary, an M.Div from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA from Howard Payne University.
Jeremy Barahona is the son of immigrant parents from El Salvador and Ecuador. He grew up in Boynton Beach and came to faith in Christ at a faithful Spanish-speaking church at 13 years old. He is married to Angelica and is papi to Junia. He has a B.A. in Theology from Moody Bible Institute and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Prior to planting The Light WPB, he helped develop Pursue Scholars (a non-profit) and was on staff at The Brook Chicago (church).
Angelica was born and raised in Venezuela. She is married to Jeremy and is the mother of Junia! When she was 15 years old, she came to faith in Christ during a visit to Orlando, FL at a Latino church. She was then discipled and served at Centro Evangelistico Peniel (CEP) in Valencia, Venezuela. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from La Universidad Central de Venezuela and served in community development. In 2015, she and her family moved to the U.S. due to the harsh realities in her home country. This led her to get a dual M.A. in Leadership/Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and was on staff at Oak Brook Community Church. Before planting The Light WPB, she was the Asylum Program Manager for World Relief Chicago.
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