Hispanic Ministries is made up of 200 churches aiming to reach the 15 million Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking people living in the five state region. Lay training is the key to successful growth and service in this immense mission field. It isn’t only pastors who preach and give Bible studies; ordinary men and women serve as trainers, facilitators, and think-tank specialists. Young people give Bible studies, and kids volunteer for neighborhood service projects, cleaning city parks and giving backpacks to the homeless. Once a year, thousands of youth and kids attend regional youth congresses. There are six hundred Hispanic small groups in the Pacific Union territory. Media teams prepare current and timely sermon materials, PowerPoint resource libraries, and fresh-off-the-press Bible study packets and digital seminar material to capture the interest of people in all age groups and demographics. Most Hispanic churches offer their cities an evangelistic event each calendar year.
Pastor Ingleton has been coordinator of Hispanic Ministries of Pacific Union Conference since 2018 and naturally moved into the position of vice president for the ministry when it was re-designed in August 2021. He previously served as vice president for Hispanic Ministries for Southeastern California Conference and as senior pastor of La Sierra Spanish church as well as at other congregations in the Southeastern California Conference. A multi-talented individual, Ingleton spent several years in the publishing department for the Central California Conference and worked as a literature evangelist. Ingleton holds a bachelor’s degree from Montemorelos University in Mexico, as well as a master’s in pastoral ministry and a doctor of ministry from Andrews University in Michigan. His strengths lie in managing large congregations and events, organizing groups to attain their goals, and motivating people toward greater discipleship. Alberto is married to Elizabeth Roman Ingleton.