Chicago – April 16, 2020
The Total Living Network joined with more than a dozen Latino pastors from across Chicagoland to produce and air LA IGLESIA LATINA UNIDA EN ORACION (which translated means “The United Latino Church in Prayer”). Hosted by Pastor Shando Valdez from New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Chicago, the special aired on TLN on April 11 and April 18, 2020 at 9:00pm CST.
In solidarity to offer hope and encouragement amid the COVID-19 pandemic, pastors offered prayers on a variety of topics including the church at large, health care workers, emergency responders, educators and community workers. Offering prayers were Pastor Jose Acevedo Jr, from Iglesia Monte de Sion in Chicago; Pastor Rodolfo Ludena from Iglesia Centro Cristiano in Melrose Park, IL; Pastor Esdras Ferreras from Iglesia Sonido De Alabanza in Cicero, IL; Pastor Oscar Gustavo Rosales from New Vision Community Church Casa de Oracion in Cicero, IL ; Pastor Mario Sánchez from Iglesia Bautista El Calvario in Chicago; Willie Maldonado from World Ministries/The TurnUp Gathering in Chicago; Pastor Jorge Dávila from Ministerios Fuente de Vida in Villa Park, IL; Pastor Rubén Mendoza from Iglesia Centro Cristiano Palabra Viva in Chicago; Pastor Jorge Titio Castellanos from Ministerios Mahanaim En Adoracion in Chicago; Pastor Javier Procopio from Iglesia Yo Soy La Vid in Schaumburg, IL; Apóstol Carlos Chica from Ministerio Shekina in Chicago; Pastor Daniel De León from Iglesia Cristiana El Camino in Des Plaines, IL; Pastor Alberto J Guerrero from Bethel Chicago Church in Chicago; Pastor Moises Zamudio from Iglesia Cristiana Puerta al Cielo in Chicago; María Buchanan, Vice Presidenta de Expansión para Lazos de Familia in Oak Brook Terrace, IL and David Buchanan, MD from Médico Familiar en Lawndale Christian Health Center.
Musicians also performed throughout the special, including Pastor Abdias and Vilmarie Rivera from Iglesia La Casa del Alfarero in Chicago; Ray Rubio from Iglesia Bautista Nueva Jerusalem in Chicago; Grupo “New Coming” from New Vision Community Church Casa de Oracion in Cicero, IL and Ministro ‘Angel Pizarro from His Amazing Grace Outreach in Chicago.
“The Total Living Network has a strong bond with the Latino faith community in Chicago and we were grateful to partner with this group of pastors and musicians through the La Iglesia Latina Unida en Oracion special,” said Jeff De Vries, Director Production and Community Relations for TLN. Jeff also commented that a similar Latino production is in development by the network on a national scale.
The Total Living Network launched as WCFC TV38 in 1976 with Mayor Richard J. Daley presiding as guest speaker at the McCormick Place dedication. Over its forty-plus years of operation, TLN has produced original programming serving the Chicagoland faith community and received numerous Midwest Emmy awards.
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