Jose Rojas to speak for Family Worship on March 21

Pastor Jose Rojas will be speaking for Union College’s Family Worship vespers this Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Known for his leadership with teens and young adult ministries, Rojas has spent his career helping young people have an experience with Christ through service.

Rojas is the president of MOVEmentum, a Washington D.C. based organization founded to provide leadership and empowerment through outreach with church organizations, companies, hospitals and community groups. Rojas was the director of the Office of Volunteer Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America for 12 years and has also served as director of youth ministries and family ministries.

Raised in the gang occupied streets of East Los Angeles, Rojas only knew the lifestyle of gangbangers and abusive family relationships. In his early childhood, his family was introduced to a local Seventh-day Adventist church where they attended evangelistic meetings. It was there that Rojas accept Christ into his life and was baptized.

“I’m so excited to have him and hear him speak on our campus,” said theology major Ricky Melendez. “He is truly a man of God, he brings joy to the people he speaks to and he will be bringing that to us here this week. He is incredible with young adults at a level where we can understand him and he makes things relevant in our lives.”

This school year, vespers coordinator Kelli Vigil rebranded the Friday night worship service as “Family Worship,” a time focused on unifying Union’s campus family. “They have been trying to bring in people who are storytellers—preachers that will make you feel like you are sitting in your couch at home listening to a story,” said Melendez. “It is no different with Rojas. He can make Jesus become real by showing us how to go on creating a relationship with Jesus.”

Vespers will begin at 7:30 at College View Seventh-day Adventist Church located at the corner of S. 48th St. and Prescott Ave on the Union College campus. This event is open to the public will be webcast on UCLive -