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Alejandro Mandes


Dr. Alejandro Mandes is executive director of the EFCA All People Ministry. He and his wife, Julie, attend Northwest Community Church (EFCA) in San Antonio, Texas.

Where Is the Church Going—And Are You Moving in that Direction?

An excerpt from Embracing the New Samaria: Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future

Watch and Pray, and Obey

Thoughts on navigating a divisive political season, from one Christian to another

Owning America's History of Injustice

Members of the EFCA Board of Directors reflect on their visit to Montgomery

Juneteenth: A Day of Celebration, Mourning and Action

Remembering and reflecting on the day enslaved people learned of their freedom

The World is Watching Us

Our historical response to pandemics and a call to Christians today

Reflections on MLK Day

Remembering and following the example of Martin Luther King Jr.

Are We Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

Part 3 in a series on EFCA leaders’ recent visit to Montgomery, Alabama