Rev. Tony Suárez serves as Executive Vice President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference – Conel, serving 40,118 congregations in the United States and Puerto Rico and 500,000 congregations globally. The NHCLC-Conela is the nation’s largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals and seeks to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism through its “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.
Rev. Suarez, in representing the NHCLC and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, has been featured on CNN, Telemundo, Univision, Mundo Fox, NBC Latino, WGN Superstation, CBN, Charisma, The Christian Post and other print media and now can be seen weekly as host of “Faith Alive” on TBN.
He has met and spoken before members of Congress, the White House and other events where the voice and participation of the NHCLC has been requested. Rev. Suarez was honored to be Congressman Luis Gutierrez’s guest to the Presidential State of the Union address in January of 2014.
He is author of the book “Use Me Lord”, a practical guide to the Gifts of the Spirit. (2012)
Rev. Suarez serves on the Executive Committee of the American Heart Association’s Diversity Council.
In 2007 he and his wife, Jessica, founded The Pentecostals of Norfolk church in Virginia where they served as Senior Pastors until 2013. During their pastorate Rev. Suarez founded The Norfolk Learning Center, in collaboration with Regent University’s Youth and Urban Renewal Center.
He is a frequent guest speaker at churches and events around the nation as well as outside the United States sharing the saving and healing message of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. Suarez, his wife Jessica, and their three children reside in Virginia.