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Potomac’s 16th Hispanic Evangelism Festival Draws 2,500

Story by Visitor Staff; photos by Tony Ventouris
Published 2/16/12

Attendees see replicas of the biblical sanctuary furniture up close. 

For the past 16 years, the Potomac Conference’s Hispanic Evangelism Festival has drawn pastors and laypeople interested in learning how to better share the gospel with the world. This year’s festival, held February 9-12 in Ocean City, Md., drew 2,500 from other conferences such as Allegheny East, Allegheny West, Chesapeake and Mountain View. Reflecting the theme, “The Sanctuary … a Place of Hope,” there was a life-sized replica of the biblical sanctuary furniture. Here are some photos from the event:

There were 120 graduates from the conference’s School of Theology. 

Pastor Angel Barrios, who pastors the Glenmont, Germantown, Gaithersburg I and Gaithersburg II Spanish churches baptizes a new member. 

José D. Esposito is director for the Potomac Conference’s Hispanic Ministries. 

 Bill Miller is president of the Potomac Conference. 

Felipe Garibo shared special music throughout the festival. 

Ismael Castillo, a professor at Montemorelos University in Mexico, leads a seminar. 

Juan Sanchez and Jose Ortiz, members of the Capital Spanish church in Washington, D.C., and Washington Spanish church in Silver Spring, Md., respecitively, built and assembled replicas of furniture from the biblical sanctuary. 

A praise team leads out during Sabbath worship.