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Sterling Spanish Church Organized

Published 1/30/2011

“What started as a dream in our small group became a reality by God’s grace,” said Roque Ayala during the Sterling Spanish company’s recent organization service. He and Oscar Garcia are pioneers of the Potomac Conference’s Sterling, Va., congregation.  Members from eight area Hispanic churches came to witness the high day, where Bill Miller, conference president, presented the key ingredients of a healthy congregation. Miller challenged the congregants to expand the “church fence” in Sterling by welcoming others into God’s family.

When Jorge Ramirez, Potomac’s vice president of Administration, invited forward all who wanted to officially be counted as members of the company, more than 30 people signed the document. “We give God the full credit and applause for the [organization] of this company,” commented Eliasib Fajardo, host pastor. “Let us not glorify in what we have done; it is what God has done through us.”

Ayala added, “It is a day of joy and thanksgiving. To God be the glory for great things He has done. There were many challenges that brought us to this day, but God has been with us.”


Roque Ayala, elder, Pastor Eliasib Fajardo and Edwin Ayala, elder, proudly display the certificate of organization for the Sterling Spanish company. 


Bill Miller, Potomac Conference president preaches, while Jorge Ramirez, vice president for administration, translates.


Members sign the charter for the new Sterling Spanish company.