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SAGU alumnus begins Spanish radio programWaxahachie, Texas — August 15, 2013 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Daniel Enriquez preaches for Voz Pentecostes, a Spanish radio program. The program airs daily on Radio Luz KTNO Dallas at 1:30 p.m.

Enriquez says, “The program is geared toward emphasizing Pentecostal distinctions and focuses on delivering messages that emphasize the work of the Holy Spirit in the church today.”

Voz Pentecostes is affliated with Dallas First Assembly of God, where Enriquez serves as executive pastor. Dallas First Assembly launched Voz Pentecostes (Pentecostal Voices) in June 2013. “Voz Pentecostes emphasizes Dallas First Assembly’s Pentecostal identity and draws people to the church,” says Enriquez.

Eniquez believes God has called him to bilingual ministry. He says, “I have always felt called to work among the Hispanic community. With the influx of immigrants into the United States, there is a ripe harvest. I want to do my part to see revival come to the Hispanic people.”

Dallas First Assembly recently began a 3 p.m. Spanish service. Enriquez preaches and interprets for the services. He says, “Preaching in Spanish is a gift God has given me, and I want to use it for his glory and to build his Kingdom.”

Enriquez began preaching at age 15. He soon began preaching at special services and revivals. He continues to preach special services as a part of his ministry. He will be the morning speaker at the AG North Texas Caleb’s Fest October 7-8.

Enriquez grew up in Mammoth, Arizona. He enrolled at SAGU in Fall 1994 and in 1995 became credentialed with the Assemblies of God. Enriquez's peers selected him as senior class president for the 1998-1999 school term, and SAGU faculty selected him as student speaker for the May 1999 commencement ceremony. He graduated with a Bachelor Arts in pastoral ministries.

Enriquez believes SAGU was instrumental to developing him as a speaker. “Chapel services were some of the highlights of my time at SAGU. Being exposed to so many seasoned speakers was invaluable in developing my own personal speaking voice and style.”

Following graduation from SAGU, Enriquez worked for with Pastor Ben Lafon planting Centro Cristiano Betel in Cleburne, Texas. In September 2000, he accepted a position as lead pastor at Abundant Life Church in Nogales, Arizona. While at Abundant Life, Enriquez was involved in planting churches, including planting a church in Tucson.

Enriquez relocated to Dallas in July 2012 upon becoming the executive pastor at Dallas First Assembly. He desires to continue church planting in the Dallas area.

Enriquez plans to begin graduate studies soon. He and his wife Karina met at Abundant Life and were married in April 2003. They have two daughters: April, 9, and Elizabeth, 2.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.