The Rev. Roberto L. Gómez
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 MesÃas 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
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)
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.
El Mesías UMC
209 E 6th St
Mission, TX 78572
The Rio Grande Conference
Southwest Texas Conference delegation
South Central Jurisdictional unit of Black Methodists for Church Renewal