MDPC's Multi-cultural Ministries includes Spanish-language and Portuguese-language congregations. Questions? Email Maria Castillo or call 832-358-8003.
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Food Pantry | Despensa de Alimentos
Worship | Servicio de Adoración
Adults | Adultos
Children and Youth | Niños y Jóvenes
A Brief History of this Ministry
In 2007, MDPC planted a church in the Spring Branch area, Iglesia Fuente de Esperanza, and called Pastor Mauricio Chacón to lead the budding faith community. Pastor Chacón quickly set up worship and ministry to a group of Hispanic families that met in his own living room. After outgrowing that space, MDPC helped the new congregation lease a church building on Hammerly in Spring Branch. At that same time, Iglesia Fuente began a food pantry outreach to the local community. Volunteers from Fuente and MDPC worked side-by-side to distribute food from the Houston Food Bank to over 300 clients each month.
In 2011, Fuente moved its operations to the MDPC campus, becoming MDPC Fuente Hispanic Ministries. By situating themselves in a strategic central location, the ministry and its food pantry could jointly serve communities both north of I-10 and south of Westheimer.
In 2018, the Brazilian Presbyterian Church of Houston began meeting at MDPC as a separate church and congregation. In January 2019, we were blessed to welcome BPC into the MDPC family! Hispanic Ministries became MDPC Multi-cultural Ministries as the new congregation officially joined MDPC membership and, like Fuente before them, Pastor Almir Dantas Dias became an MDPC associate pastor.
We are thankful to God for increasingly collaborative ministry, for MDPC more fully reflecting the diversity of Houston, and for the ongoing energy poured into expanding Christ’s Kingdom to all people!