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Rev. Miguel Rivera
CONLAMIC President

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Biography

Miguel Angel Rivera was born November 17, 1953 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a conservative Christian who began his ministry 32 years ago. He earned a BA in Education and Sociology from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. While still in college he initiated his MA in Theology at the Evangelical Bible College in Puerto Rico and became an Ordained Minister on August 21, 1977. At the age of 19, he became the youngest pastor ever named to the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Rev. Rivera moved with his family to the United States in 1979, where he founded the Miguel Rivera Evangelistic Association, in which he served as an itinerant evangelist throughout Latin America for 14 years. In 1983, he served as an associate evangelist at Amsterdam '83 for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In 1993 the Rev. Rivera started Church Administration Services Inc, a management, accounting and ecclesiastical affairs firm that serves Latino Christian churches throughout the United States. As a professional management accountant, he has developed a clientele of more than 5,000 Latino Christian churches and Hispanic serving non-profit organizations.

In 1998, Rev. Rivera founded the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders (CONLAMIC), the nation's largest Latino Christian advocacy organization, a network consisting of 16,000 churches, with 73 city wide Latino pastors associations in 32 States.

CONLAMIC INFORMA is a daily live Spanish language radio talk show broadcast in 11 major Latino markets across the nation, including Metro Washington, DC. Through this program, Rev. Rivera not only provides a daily comprehensive analysis of Washington's legislative affairs to the Latino Christian community but also guides and empowers the audience about the importance of civic engagement and organizing for political strength and support of the civic, moral and social values of the Latino Christian church.

Rev. Rivera currently serves on the Advisory Coalition to the White House on Immigration Reform.

Rev. Rivera has being the recipient of numerous awards, citations and recognitions for his commitment to the Latino church and community, including Outstanding Clergy from the City of New York, Minister of the Year by the New York State Senate, and Outstanding Clergy by the New Jersey Office of Puerto Rican Legal Affairs. He is constantly speaking to church and community groups regarding the political empowerment of the Latino clergy and church community.