• the Faith and Education Coalition, a group of Pastors and Church Leaders dedicated to supporting the "Raising the Standards" Campaign.

    • Equipping children to love the Lord with all their minds by ensuring every child has access to quality education regardless of race, income, or zip code.

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For Parents

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For Churches

50 Ways Your Church Can Further Education
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For Students

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About the NHCLC

NHCLC/Conela is the largest Hispanic Christian organization serving millions of Evangelicals
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Education Sunday

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2,750Churches Involved
2,568Coalition Members
44States Represented
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Faith and Education Coalition PO Box 481 Cedar Hill, TX 75106-0481 USA, Email : fecoalition@nhclc.org


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Dr. Andrea Ramirez

Executive Director

Dr. Andrea Ramirez serves as the Executive Director of the Faith and Education Coalition for the National Hispanic

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Girien Salazar

Deputy Director

Girien (pronounced “Gideon”) Salazar earned a BS in Church Ministry and an MA in Theological Studies from Southwestern

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Pastor Bobby Minor

Social Media & Web Director

Bobby has 20+ years of success in sales and marketing in Corporate America with several Fortune 500 companies,

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Rigo Mendez

Special Projects Manager

Rigo Mendez was born in Denver, CO, but was raised in El Paso, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of

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Angie Rodriguez

Executive Assistant

Angie Rodriguez serves as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Faith and Education Coalition of NHCLC.

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JoAnn Lira

Program Staff

JoAnn Lira is on Program Staff for the Faith and Education Coalition-NHCLC and Children's Ministry Co-director at Waves

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Raquel Chacin


I was born and raised in Venezuela. Proud to be part of a family of Baptist ministers who

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  • “We believe literate students who are able to think critically and solve problems will become the backbone of not only a strong democratic society but also of a biblically-literate and justice-minded Church.”

    Rev. Samuel RodriguezPresident NHCLC
  • “The pride and treasure of our nation is our youth. Any nation that
    neglects the teaching and the upbringing of its youth is a nation on the decline”

    Dr. Bernice KingCEO The King Center
  • “There is powerful potential for this organization to influence public opinion and local action, helping to ensure that foundational Christian principles are honored as we support academic excellence for all students.”

    Pastor Tony SuarezExecutive Vice President NHCLC