In 2000, the unincorporated community of Saragosa in Reeves County, TX, had an estimated population of 185. Although the town is small, the Saragosa Seventh-day Adventist Church has been present in the community since 1973. This year, the Saragosa church kicked off the NEW START ministry. The NEW START name stands for Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sun, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust in God which are the topics they focus on every month. Although the original purpose of the ministry was to serve the community and further promote the Adventist health message, it has also been a great blessing to the Saragosa church members. They are committed to being disciples of Jesus Christ, following in His footsteps, and preparing themselves for His soon return.
Gathering TimesSabbath School: 9:30 AM
Hwy 17 N 1/2 Mile To Ester Rd Saragosa, TX 79780
Pastor Jonathan Gonzalez, serves as a Senior Pastor in Southwest New Mexico and Northwest Texas, covering the region of Roswell to Saragosa, and Carlsbad to Hobbs. At present, he is the pastor of four churches and one group in Artesia, NM. He has served in that capacity since April of 2016. His ministry motto is, equipping the saints for the work of ministry, as such, he focuses on discipleship and small groups. He also enjoys Apologetics and shares videos on his YouTube page Unlocking the Code/Descifrando el Codigo. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University and a BA in Psychology from Antillean Adventist University, the school where he met his wife Odil E. Gonzalez. Together they are parents to a son, Nathan Andres Gonzalez. Pastor Gonzalez is also a Chaplain in the US Army Reserves having graduated from Chaplains’ Basic Leadership Training in December 2019.