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Urban Impact Ministries Team

This team strategist seeks to assist South Florida’s urban association and church leaders in developing and implementing Kingdom impact, life transforming ministries that are viable in the urban context. The team strategist assists leadership in identifying urban issues and needs that can be addressed by local churches, associations and the Convention.

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Team Strategist
800-226-8584, ext. 4060 
Donatha Norde, ext. 4060

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Field Missionary, Southeast Region
Rosa Garcia, ext. 4061 

The Urban Impact Ministries Center, located in Hialeah, was created to assist urban associations and churches in developing and implementing Kingdom impact churches by identifying urban issues and needs.

Three South Florida counties—Miami, Broward and Palm Lake—comprise one of the most challenging missions fields in the United States with a estimated population of 10 million persons—a figure that includes undocumented persons—who represented more than 175 nationalities and speak in dozens of languages.

To strengthen existing congregations to more effectively start new churches and evangelize their unique communities, the Urban Impact Center was established in South Florida as a branch office of the Florida Baptist Convention.

From this center, Convention staff coordinates training and resources, including a specific coaching process to assist pastors and congregations in developing a Kingdom-impacting ministry.

The Center staff includes a director, Al Fernandez, administrative assistant and secretary.

The Center also serves as a hub for Florida Baptist Convention staff members who reside and minister in the area. Other Convention staff members serving in Jacksonville rotate in and out of the Center to conduct specific programs and projects.


Location: 140 East 7th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010  /  GOOGLE MAPS

Phone: 305-537-4060



Email: Al Fernandez

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