Pablo Gamaliel Dominguez was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He has been a member of the Lutheran church all his life. His father, now retired, was a Lutheran pastor and President of The Synod of Mexico. Pablo holds a Business Administration degree from Universidad Regiomontana at Monterrey. After graduation in 1984, he was hired by the largest Mexican phone company. In 1989, Pablo enrolled at Concordia Seminary’s Hispanic Institute of Theology, now Center for Hispanic Studies. He did his vicarage at El Sembrador (The Sower) Lutheran Church in Monterrey and was later called as a pastor by the same congregation. Pablo was ordained into the Holy Ministry by the Lutheran Synod of Mexico, a LCMS partner church, on December 15, 1996. Pablo served El Sembrador Lutheran Church as a worker-priest until August 2002 when he accepted the call to be the first Hispanic Missionary-at-Large of the LCMS Central Illinois District. Pablo has been married to Laura (Gonzalez) Dominguez since 1984. They have been blessed with three children and two grandsons. The Dominguez family arrived in the Quad Cities’ in 2002 with the specific task of reaching out to the thousands of Hispanics who live in this area. We became American citizens since March 2013. When Pastor Dominguez arrived in the Quad Cities only his family comprised the church. Now there are thirteen committed families (plus numerous prospects) worshiping at Cristo Rey. Many Hispanics are being reached with the love of Christ. In conjunction with the CID, the Jacksonville Circuit and St. John’s, Beardstown began a new Latino ministry in Beardstown in October 2012. Pastor Dominguez makes himself available to this outreach by traveling to Beardstown twice a month to conduct a Bible study, show a Christian movie, counsel and visit contacts. In addition, Pastor Dominguez serves as a volunteer chaplain at Genesis Health Group in Silvis, IL., a neighboring community. He conducts a Bible study twice a month at the East Moline Correctional Center for mostly Hispanic men. He does an hour long Saturday morning broadcast on a local radio station where he is able to reach the Hispanic community with the Word of God. Worship services at Cristo Rey are recorded and shown on a local public television station. Pastor Dominguez is also currently serving as Vice President of the V National Hispanic Lutheran Convention of the LCMS.
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