Samuel Rodriguez is an American Evangelical Christian evangelist, movie producer, author, civil rights activist, and television personality. Currently serving as president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
He is known for voicing his opposition to immigration policies he believes to be unfair and his advocacy for social justice issues. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Lehigh University.
Early Life and Education
Samuel Rodriquez hails from Pennsylvania. A graduate of Lehigh University, he earned a Master’s in Organization Leadership.
He is the founder of New Season Christian Worship Center and various other businesses ventures, and an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform; meeting multiple times with representatives of President Donald Trump’s administration in this regard.
He has spoken at various venues, such as the White House and Congress. Additionally, he performed readings and provided a benediction at President Donald Trump’s inaugural in January 2017. As an advocate of stricter border security while offering current immigrants an easier path to citizenship he supports the “family-based” immigration approach which reflects in his work with National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
Samuel Rodriguez is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God and founded the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He regularly preaches internationally and has published multiple books including Los Angeles Times best-seller Be Light. Additionally, Samuel serves on several boards such as Wheaton College, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and Empowered21 as well as being invited to give keynote addresses at The White House, Princeton, Yale Promise Keepers and Liberty University.
He has been named to several influential lists, such as Charisma’s 40 Leaders Who Changed the World and TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Additionally, he frequently speaks at religious and political gatherings as an expert on Latino issues as well as social justice matters affecting Congress members.
Achievement and Honors
Samuel Rodriguez has accomplished much as a religious leader. He established New Season Christian Worship Center and serves on the boards of directors for numerous influential Evangelical organizations like Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, National Association of Evangelicals, Empowered21 PCCNA and Christianity Today.
He is also the author of two books, You are Next and Be Light (both Los Angeles Times bestsellers), as well as executive producing both Breakthrough (Fox Motion Picture) and Flamin Hot (a documentary about Cheetos’ origin story).
He has made numerous television show appearances and is an in-demand guest speaker. Additionally, he advocates for immigration reform, meeting with members of President Donald Trump’s administration to discuss it.
Samuel Rodriguez of United States is renowned as an outstanding Religious Leader who is well-known for breaking boundaries and creating innovative works of religious music and poetry.
He is an internationally acclaimed preacher, movie producer, television personality, author, and civil rights activist who has served as President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference since 2000.
He currently serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Church with campuses in Los Angeles and Sacramento California, and is also an award-winning author.
He has received various awards and recognition for his work, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award from Congress of Racial Equality and Rosa Parks Courage Award from Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) and Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute (SYLDI) in 2015. Additionally, he is married to Eva and they share one daughter together named Salome.
Samuel Rodriguez is a celebrity offspring living off his father James Rodriguez’s income as a football player for Al-Rayyan Club of Qatar Stars League and Colombia National team.
Samuel is both an author and civil rights activist. His books Be Light and You Are Next achieved #1 status on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list and he served as executive producer on 20th Century Fox motion picture Breakthrough.
He can frequently be found with his family in public. Although he prefers to keep his personal life private and does not divulge much information regarding his relationship status or love life, he has had several relationships in the past. Furthermore, he identifies as an Evangelical Christian and spoke at President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration ceremony.