OUR MISSION

 

Mission Talk’s commitment and investment is in the formation and empowerment of people by providing training on theological education, faith-based rooted organizing and advocacy. We work to engage congregations and individuals in the mission of community transformation and civic  engagement by bringing them together around faith and values and to build influence in our state to advocate for public policies that seek peace and justice for our cities and neighborhoods. 

OUR STORY

 

Mission Talk began as a response to the lack of justice awareness among the Latino faith community of Florida.  In 2016, our founders launched the first forum to educate the top 100 influential young leaders under the age of 40. We partnered with denominations, grass-roots organizations, community leaders and professors to provide workshops on community transformation. In our first forum, we covered topics on racism, voting restoration, mass incarceration, protection of life, death penalty, immigration, poverty, hunger, education and just economy. The following year we doubled our attendance and by our third forum we had more than 600 participants from across the state of Florida and from several other states.

In 2019, we also launched our Community Transformation  Cohort, a six-week program that serves as a follow-up to the annual forum for those who are interested in engaging and learning more about justice issues that impact our Latino communities.  Currently, more than 200 students have participated in our justice educational program. In addition to our six-week justice cohort, we also launched our four-month advocacy intensive training for those interested in faith-based rooted organizing or forming part of our advocacy efforts.

LEAD TEAM

Agustin Quiles

Founder | President & CEO
Puerto Rican & Colombian

Liliana (Gaby) Santizo

VP | Board Member
Guatemalan

Omar Johnson - Dominican & Puerto Rican

Omar Johnson

Secretary | Board Member
Dominican & Puerto Rican

David Rivera - Puerto Rican

David Rivera

Treasurer | Board Member
Puerto Rican

OUR NETWORK OF LEADERS


Glenni Perez - Dominican Southeast Region Youth Director, Church of God of Prophecy

Glenni Perez

Dominican

Southeast Region Youth Director, Church of God of Prophecy

Grace Martino - Puerto Rican Assistant to the Young Baptist Echosystem

Grace Martino

Puerto Rican

Assistant to the Young Baptist Echosystem

Edgar Rivera - Puerto Rican Florida Youth Director, Assemblies of God

Edgar Rivera

Puerto Rican

Florida Youth Director, Assemblies of God

Angel Marcial - Puerto Rican Southeast Youth Director, Church of God

Angel Marcial

Puerto Rican

Southeast Youth Director, Church of God

Emanuel Padilla - Puerto Rican President, World Out Spoken

Emanuel Padilla

Puerto Rican

President, World Out Spoken

Leader of Central Florida Destino/Cru Campus Ministry

Allam Sanchez - Puerto. Rican Southeast President & International Vice President, AJEC, Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I.

Allam Sanchez

Puerto Rican

Southeast President & International Vice President, AJEC, Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I.

Associate Area Ministry Director for Mid-Florida.

President of the Administrative Committee for the “Asociación Bíblica Universitaria” in PR

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker - Puerto Rican / New Jersey President - CaminoRoad

Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker

Puerto Rican / New Jersey

President – CaminoRoad

Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier - Puerto Rican/ New York Director of Relations with Theological Entities

Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Puerto Rican/ New York

Director of Relations with Theological Entities, Asociación para la Educación de la Teología Hispana / REDET

Rev. David Rivera

Puerto Rican / New Jersey

Senior Pastor, Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I. / Tampa

Rev. Dr. Angel Marcial - Puerto Rican Church of God, General Bishop for Latin America

Rev. Dr. Angel Marcial

Puerto Rican

Church of God, General Bishop for Latin America

Dr. Antonio Cediel - Colombian & Jewish / California National Campaign Manager, Live Free

Dr. Antonio Cediel

Colombian & Jewish / California

National Campaign Manager, Live Free

Rev. Ruben Ortiz - Cuban Global Latino Field Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Rev. Ruben Ortiz

Cuban

Global Latino Field Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Noel Castellanos - Mexican / Chicago Executive Director, EL Camino

Noel Castellanos

Mexican / Chicago

Executive Director, Camino Alliance

Rev. Dr. Angel Marcial - Puerto Rican Church of God, General Bishop for Latin America

Rev. Carlos Malavé

Puerto Rican

Executive Director, Christian Churches Together

Pastor Alejandro. Rodriguez - Argentinian Executive Leader, Juventud con Una Misión

Pastor Alejandro. Rodriguez

Argentinian

Executive Leader, Juventud con Una Misión

Obispo, Hector L. Bonano President - Confraternidad de Líderes Conciliares (CONLICO)

Obispo, Hector L. Bonano

President – Confraternidad de Líderes Conciliares (CONLICO)

Rev. David. Cardenas - Colombian Serves as the President of Iberian American Missionary Cooperation (COMIBAM)

Rev. David. Cardenas

Colombian

Serves as the President of Iberian American Missionary Cooperation (COMIBAM)


Dr.Rodolfo Girón - Guatemalan Church of God Bishop

Dr.Rodolfo Girón

Guatemalan

Church of God Bishop


Attorney, Joel Araujo- Dominican / New York President, La Agencia, Sports Agents

Attorney, Joel Araujo

Dominican / New York

President, La Agencia, Sports Agents

Sergeant Carlos Evans
Puerto Rican

Puerto Rican

President, Touching Lives, Leaving Foot Prints

Rev. Dr. Saturnino Gonzalez

Previous Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Florida Multicultural District