Restore – Interview with Pastors Walter Castro and Jose Cortes Jr: Volunteer Lay Pastor Program.

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Florida Conference has been at the forefront of this endeavor for many years. Here are some statistics regarding the VLP program in Florida:

89 mission groups/companies/churches led by VLPs

VLP program started about 15 years ago

Around $4.5 million in tithe comes from these churches

VLPs from 18 nationalities

The largest VLP-led church has 387 members

Three female VLPs

Hundreds of baptisms come from VLP-led churches every year


North American Division Article about Volunteer Lay Pastors written by José Cortes Jr.

North American Division Volunteer Lay Pastor Guidelines:

Walter Castro, Florida Conference Pastoral Ministries Field Associate for Volunteer Lay Pastors: