Who is the Honduran pastor whose church Trump will visit? | Univision United States News

During a Sunday service in Spanish, the pastor Guillermo Maldonado He answered questions from the audience he wanted to know could take Trump to church if the attendees include people who lack immigration documents.

“I ask you: do you think I would do something that would endanger my people? I’m not that dumb, ”Maldonado told parishioners.

As reported the Miami HeraldMaldonado also appealed to some of his congregation who are afraid to attend Trump’s visit on Friday to the Church of the International Ministry of King Jesus due to the increase in immigration raids from his administration.

“I don’t think the president does something like that”said Maldonado. “Do not put your race or your nationality above being a Christian. Be mature … If you want to come, do it for your pastor. That is a way to support me. ”

The church in West Kendall, south of Miami, was chosen by Trump to house some 70 Christian pastors during an event announced as “Launch of the Evangelical Coalition for Trump.”

The pastor said the church is not organizing or financing the event, and that anyone looking to attend the campaign had to register previously at DonaldJTrump.com.

Maldonado is a Honduran evangelical pastor who calls himself “apostle,” said the president chose the church of the International Ministry King Jesus so that about 70 Christian pastors “influence” the president. This will be the first time that such an event takes place.

During the service that lasted three hours, the parishioners heard dozens of people give testimonies about how their commitment and their donations to the church have produced wealth, they have paid off debts, the cancer has been cured and they have performed “migratory miracles”.

Among those who shared their “migratory miracles” of 2019 was a woman who said she finally became a U.S. citizen after years of waiting; a man who had previously been denied a visa said he received his residence card, and a woman who said that a change in the immigration status of his son that had put him at risk of deportation and the matter was resolved by “the divine intervention. “

Who is Guillermo Maldonado?

Active in the ministry for more than 20 years, the “Apostle” Guillermo Maldonado, was born on January 10, 1965 in Honduras and is the founder of King Jesus International Ministry, one of the fastest growing multicultural churches in the United States.
In an interview with Publishers WeeklyMaldonado declared that Christ appeared before him during an intense prayer and spoke audibly to him saying: “I have called you to bring my supernatural power to this generation.”

He started a church with twelve members in 1996. Since then he has written more than 50 books and manuals, many of which have been translated into Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French. Maldonado also preaches what he sees as the message of Jesus and his redeeming power in Maldonado’s international television show, The Supernatural Now, which is broadcast on TBN, and The Church Channel. As of May 22, 2013, your ministry, along with other affiliated affiliate churches, has a combined membership of 20,000 congregants.

In his biography, it is indicated that his church has been recognized for its visible manifestations of God’s supernatural power and has the specific mission of “earning 12 percent of the Miami population for Christ.” In 2017, the population of Miami is 463,347 inhabitants.

The evangelical pastor is recognized as the “spiritual father” of more than 330 churches in 50 countries, which form the Supernatural Movement Network (formerly called the New Apostolic Wine Network). In addition, he is the founder of the University of the Supernatural Ministry (USM). Guillermo Maldonado and his wife, the “prophet” Ana Maldonado, – with whom he married in 1988 – founded the King Jesus International Ministry.

The purpose of Guillermo Maldonado and his wife, the “prophet” Ana Maldonado, is to “establish the Kingdom of God in Miami, United States.”

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