Centennial Notes

By Dr. Harold Hunter

Year: 1931
First Hispanic conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church was organized in March, 1931.

At the initiative of a group known as the Mutual Confederation Church led by Rev. A. M. Lopez with 43 congregations in Mexico and Texas, Bishop J. H. King organized these churches into an Annual Conference known as the South Texas and Mexican Conference when they met March 2, 1931, in Weslaco, Texas.

Bishop King described Rev. A. M. Lopez as a “man of humility, intelligence, and amiability of spirit” and reported that he “felt more of the glory of God in the Mexican churches that I visited than I have found anywhere in twenty-two years.” The most prominent leader to emerge from this effort was Rev. Esteban Lopez.

SOURCE:  http://arc.iphc.org/timeline/hispconf.html