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Rev. Dr. Gloria Villa Diaz has been the bilingual pastor for inmates residing in county jails, state prisons, federal institutions, and detention centers, through New Day in Christ Ministries, for the last 11 years, (newdayinchrist.org). As some inmates leave prison to experience extreme poverty, she became member of the board of Crossroads at Park Place to serve those in severe need in SE Houston, Texas (crossroadsatparkplace.org). In addition, she is the moderator of The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Freeport, Texas, and is the chair of the Committee on Probationers at Trinity Presbytery. At the denominational level, Gloria serves on the Board of Trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary (memphisseminary.edu).
Gloria perceives God at work in the life of each person she encounters. Each time she hears fresh ideas, and people developing all kind of projects, she blesses God. Also, each time she sees her plants at home just growing and being fruitful, she infers that the nature is alive, and that God is sustaining the creation. Gloria seeks continually the voice of God through the Bible and the church, and through the voice of the elderly and the children, the men and the women, the married and the single.
Gloria lives in Houston with her husband Rev. Dr. Fredy Diaz. Both have been married for 30 years and have a grown son, Benjamin, who plays the piano at church. Gloria has joined Fredy to explore delivering the Sunday sermon as a conversation. If you want to join Fredy, Gloria, and Benjamin for worship service in Spanish (with subtitles in English), go to YouTube channel, Iglesia Presbiteriana Cumberland de Houston.
Music is provided by Pierce Murphy, Caldera Blue.
Additional comments: modifications made to shorten and loop song for introduction and closing of podcast.
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