Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Roberto L. Gómez

    Mission, TX

    October 24, 1946

    Juanita C. Gómez

    Children: Laura, Amy
    Education and Honors:
    B. A. - Southwestern University
    M. Th. and D. Min. degrees - Perkins School of Theology
    HD. Min. thesis - "The District Superintendent as Spiritual Leader."
    Crusade Scholar (during his seminary studies)
    Additional graduate studies at the Institute of Religion in Houston and the Ecumenical Center for Health and Religion in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1998 - Present Pastor, El Mesías UMC, Mission, Texas
  • 1993 - 1998 Council Director, Rio Grande Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1987 - 1993 District Superintendent, Central District, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1983 - 1987 Pastor, Emanu-El UMC, Dallas, Texas
  • 1980 - 1983 Pastor, El Buen Samaritano UMC, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1977 - 1980 Pastor, El Buen Pastor UMC, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1976 - 1977 Student, Institute of Religion, Clinical Pastoral Education, Houston, Texas
  • 1972 - 1976 Pastor, El Buen Samaritano UMC, Harlingen, Texas
  • 1970 - 1971 Student Pastor, El Divino Redentor UMC, Sherman, Texas
  • Membership:
  • Served on the General Board of Publications
  • Served on the Division of Ordained Ministry
  • Served as superintendent
  • Served as conference council director in the Rio Grande Conference.
  • President of the Board of Ordained Ministry
  • Member of the Conference Common Table
  • Served on national boards
  • Presently is a member of the boards of directors of the
  • United Methodist Publishing House
  • Member of theTexas Methodist Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees at Southwestern University (Serves on its Educational Affairs Committee)
  • Other:
  • 2004 and 2008 clergy delegate to General Conferences
  • 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 clergy delegate to the South Central Jurisdictional Conferences
  • Taught pastoral care in the Spanish Conference Course of Study School at SMU
  • Contributed devotionals to The Upper Room Disciplines and the El Aposento Alto.
  • Published articles in Apuntes, a Hispanic theological journal.
  • He contributed to the following books: One Household, One Hope (Division of Ordained Ministry, 1988), Voces: Voices from the Hispanic Church (Abingdon Press, 1992), Manual de Adoración (Board of Discipleship, 1998), and Fiesta Cristiana (Abingdon Press, 2004).
  • The 2007 and 2008 editions of the Abingdon Preaching Annual included his sermons.
  • 2007 Lecciones Crisitanas para Jovenes published fourteen Sunday school lessons by Dr. Gómez on the "Images of Christ in the Letter to Hebrews and the Four Gospels."
  • 1996 Visiting Minister Fellow at Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University.
  • 2001 Visiting Fellow at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.
  • Office:
    El Mesías UMC
    209 E 6th St
    Mission, TX 78572
    Phone: 956-585-2334
    Endorsed by:
    The Rio Grande Conference
    Southwest Texas Conference delegation
    South Central Jurisdictional unit of Black Methodists for Church Renewal

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