Hot Springs Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Company

A Brief History of Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Work Begins

Elder Eusebio Prieto began pastoring the Glenwood, Little Rock, Hot Springs District, on September 9, 2004. A year and a half later, Elder Prieto and Pastor Leonardo Castillo held a crusade in the Hot Springs area, resulting in several baptisms.

Hot Springs Spanish Company Organized in 2006

From that campaign was born the vision of planting a new congregation in Hot Springs. On October 21, 2006, that dream was realized when  forty-six people signed as charter members of the newly organized Hot Springs Spanish company. They worshiped in the Community Center and began raising money to purchase their own place for worship and outreach (Newsletter, 2006). In 2014, it was approved for the Hot Springs Spanish members to move into the former building of the Hot Springs Fellowship church which had been disbanded several months earlier (Minutes, 2014).

Hot Springs Spanish company on Alpine Street in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Google Maps, 2019.


(2006, Dec. 1). Newsletter, Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, p. 3.

(2014, Nov. 17). Executive Committee Minutes. Shreveport, LA: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of SDA.

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