Greg & Sue Smith

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CBF Field Personnel with Latino Immigrants

North America Internationals Team

Greg and Sue work with the Latino-Hispanic community in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and in particular in the Greater Fredericksburg (VA) Area through their local organization, LUCHA Ministries, Inc. (www.luchaministries.org).  LUCHA Ministries began in 2004 as a joint CBF/United Methodist effort to reach the 1st generation and immigrant Latino population of the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford and Spotsylvania.

LUCHA Ministries provides a variety of social, spiritual and community-based ministries, such as spiritual and counseling services, English-as-a-Second Language, an annual school supplies distribution, an after-school program, a Latino Food Pantry ministry, and others.  Through Project ¡Adelante!, it empowers immigrants to “move forward” and learn a new skill, engage in helping others, or get involved in a community activity.  LUCHA also networks with many other organizations in the community to ensure that persons with limited English proficiency have access to community programs and services.

In Virginia, Sue and Greg work through the Latino Network of Virginia Baptists, composed of seven Virginia Baptist organizations dedicated to supporting and assisting Virginia Baptist Latino congregations, pastors and leaders.  Through the network and their role as Latino Ministries Kingdom Advance Ambassadors with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, they help Latino and non-Latino Baptists in starting and developing outreach ministry among the growing Latino population, encouraging greater participation of Latino churches in Virginia Baptist and CBF life, and directing leadership and theological training programs for Latino pastors and church leaders.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Greg and Sue Smith
LUCHA Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 8239
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8239

Greg’s email address: gsmith@cbf.net
Sue’s email address: ssmith@cbf.net

Phone: 540-370-4502