For Immediate Attention
Contact: Rev. Ephraim Rivera
October 15, 2008
Latino Evangelical Bishop from New York, endorses Barack Obama
NEW YORK, NY- A most influential Latino Pentecostal Bishop in the United States and Co-Founder of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders (CONLAMIC) , the largest latino evangelical pastor's advocacy organization in the Country, has decided to endorse Senator Barack Obama, for President of the United States.
"At this time, it is my humble duty to speak on behalf of thousands of latino evangelicals that are praying for a Change in America and support Senator Barack Obama, for President of the United States", says the Rev. Dr. Kittim Silva, Vice-Chairman of the CONLAMIC Board of Directors and President of one of the most prominent and largest Pentecostal Council of Churches in America.
Bishop Rev. Silva is also an internationally renowned latino christian writer and Senior Pastor of the Iglesia Pentecostal de Jesucristo, Queens NY.
In a joint effort with The Rev. Miguel Rivera, CONLAMIC Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder, Rev. Silva helped to bring the voice of the latino evangelical pastors to the public policy arena and establish an entity that will become a political force on behalf of latino community in America.
At the CONLAMIC National Clergy Leadership Conference in Washington DC, a majority of State Delegates (53%) decided to throw their support on behalf of Senator John McCain and a 47% came in support of Senator Obama.
"Senator Barack Obama, maybe is more liberal in his political thoughts, but his family values, married with the same woman, a father of two precious daughters duly baptized in the Christian faith, and his willingness to open the doors for a strong dialogue, seeking consensus on all important and relevant issues for all Americans, is sufficient for me to Pray and Vote for him, for President of the Unites States", affirms the Bishop Dr. Silva.