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Pablo Juárez
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Pablo Juárez

Director, Hispanic Leadership Network

Dr. Pablo Juárez serves as Director of the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN), leading the HLN to provide support to young, mid-career and experienced Latino pastors serving high-need rural and urban congregations across the U.S., and Puerto Rico.

Raised in one of the poorest corners of the world, Dr. Juárez was born in Nagarote, Nicaragua to a single mom and five siblings. At 15 years old, he was part of the Nicaraguan Revolution which encompassed the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s. Two years later he was offered a scholarship to study abroad and traveled to Cuba where he majored in Industrial Studies. Three years later he returned to Nicaragua to work in the sugar cane industry and as a national leader in the sugar cane Sandinista labor union. He continued his education majoring in Agricultural Studies at the National University of Agriculture, Managua, Nicaragua.

Dr. Juárez migrated to the U.S. from Nicaragua in 1993 fleeing from warfare, political and social instability and looking for better opportunities for himself and his family. He began his ministerial career at 33 years old after converting from atheism to Christianity. He has been a church planter and a pastor for over 27 years in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. His higher education experience includes serving as Dean of Students, Registrar, Recruitment Coordinator, international strategist, and Professor at two private universities in Texas.

Dr. Juárez earned a Bachelor of Religion, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry from Campbell University in North Carolina. He holds an M.B.A. in International Business and a Master in Higher Education Administration from Dallas Baptist University.

 

Why he works for Hispanic Access…

"My whole life has been one of finding ways to support and advocate for my community. I have had the opportunity to provide leadership in labor unions, higher education, community sports, and faith-based Latino organizations. I have spent my last 27 years developing young and experienced Latino leaders helping them to develop their leadership skills to serve their communities better. Learning the work Hispanic Access is doing among Latino and other marginalized communities is inspiring, but working for Hispanic Access is like the fulfillment of my dreams of being an instrument in the transformation of our world. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work for Hispanic Access."

 

In his spare time…

“I enjoy walking, reading, and writing.”

His favorite book…

“The Founding Fathers on Leadership: Classic Teamwork in Changing Times. Great lessons on business leadership that narrate the story of the Founding Fathers' struggle to organize the immigrant community and create a new nation.”

A person he finds inspirational…

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theologian and anti-Nazi leader. I love his statement in his book Life Together, “The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.” Loving our community is the perfect element to build communities.”

About Us

Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latinos and others with partners and opportunities to improve lives and create an equitable society.

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