Misael Gonzalez is a 23-year-old bilingual Hispanic bachelor who lives in Owasso.
“God has called me to minister in English and Spanish,” Gonzalez said.
He recently planted a bilingual church in Tulsa named The Mission Church/LaMison Iglesia which is an extension of Owasso, First.
Gonzalez said he strongly believes there should be bilingual churches.
“If all aspects of people’s lives and the community are bilingual, except the church, we have a problem,” he said. “Therefore, we seek to love all people for Christ, regardless of the language they speak.”
He emphasized that the new church plant is not a Hispanic or Anglo-Saxon ministry, but a bilingual family of faith seeking reconciliation and restoration.
“God has answered so many prayers lately,” Gonzalez said. “He brought us a bilingual worship leader. He orchestrated gospel meetings, which allowed us to see families put their faith and trust in Jesus, and he was so kind to bring in mature believers who have a passion to reach English and Spanish speakers.
Additionally, Gonzalez said God has answered countless prayers about how to build trust in the community and connect with gospel-led community leaders, Christ-centered nonprofits, and Bible-believing organizations.
Gonzalez admitted there is still a lot of work to be done to establish the new church.
“We continue to pray that the Lord will grant us his favor by connecting us with the entire community we serve, and that he will bring us strong bilingual believers who have the ability to lead and train others,” Gonzales emphasized. . “We also pray that the Lord will revive an evangelistic presence in northeast Tulsa in English and Spanish.”
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Misael Gonzalez is featured in the 2022 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. To see more information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/cp.