Rogers Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church

A Brief History of Rogers, Arkansas

The Work Begins

When the Rogers Spanish group was originally formed in November 1998, it had twenty members. Under the leadership of their pastor, Jorge Alcon, the group was very active and held several evangelistic meetings (Canales, 2000).

Rogers Spanish Church Organized in 2000

On Sabbath afternoon, March 25, 2000, Spanish churches from surrounding areas came together to support the Rogers Spanish group as they were organized into a church with fifty-two charter members (Canales, 2000; cf. Minutes, 2000).

Participants in the organization ceremony were from left: Mario Ledezma, head elder; James Gilley, conference president; Eddie Canales, conference secretary; and Jorge Alcon, pastor. Photo courtesy of the Southwestern Union Record.

A New Church in 2006

In 2006 the Rogers Spanish congregation bought the church on Sixth Street from the Rogers English church and allowed them to meet in the all-purpose room until their new church was finished (Minutes, 2006).

Rogers Spanish church on 6th Street in Rogers, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Google Maps, 2014.


(2000, Mar. 9). Executive Committee Minutes. Shreveport, LA: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of SDA.

(2006, Apr. 24). Ibid.

Canales, Eddie. (2000, Jun. 1). Southwestern Union Record, p. 11.

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