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PASSAIC, N.J. (BP) -- Just over 70 percent of the 70,000 residents of Passaic, N.J., are Hispanic or Latino. That's almost 50,000 people in this community just north of Newark.
A quick Google search, however, confirms what many in the area already know -- there are not many Hispanic Baptist churches in Passaic. But there are many Hispanics open to the Gospel.
Federico Fernandez pastors Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Passaic (First Hispanic Baptist Church of Passaic), and in his 28 years of ministry in the area, he has seen how the community around the church has transformed, and the church along with it. Read More