Socorro Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church


The Socorro Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church is a vibrant congregation that worships in the heart of central New Mexico. Socorro is about 75 miles south of Albuquerque and has a rich historical significance in the southwest dating back to the 1500’s. Elder Marcial Serna, a Methodist minister that became Seventh-day Adventist, began working with a group in 1901 in San Marcial and nearby Clyde. The Cylde Spanish church became the first Hispanic organized church in New Mexico on June 14, 1902. When the Clyde Spanish Church was destroyed by a flood in 1929, many members from the Clyde church helped form what is now the Socorro Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Socorro church strives to bring people closer to God by expressing His grace and offering love and service to the community.

Gathering Times
Sabbath School: 9:30 AM
Church Worship: 11:00 AM
Language: Bilingual


218 Garfield St Socorro, NM 87801-4530




Ricardo Castro

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In 2022, Pastor Ricardo Castro returned to the Texico Conference, having successfully earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and his Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University. Originally hailing from California, Pastor Castro responded to God's calling to become a minister. He holds a fervent desire for community engagement and church expansion, aiming to spread the Bible's message of hope, love, and everlasting salvation through Jesus Christ. Equally, he's dedicated to the personal development of each member.

Currently, Pastor Castro serves the Central New Mexico church district and oversees the Belen, Los Lunas, Socorro, and Truth or Consequences churches. He shares his life journey with his beloved spouse, Miriam, and they are blessed with two young children. What Pastor Castro values most about his ministry is the opportunity to connect with a diverse array of people and extend a helping hand, whether for their physical or spiritual needs. His deepest passion lies in nurturing a profound love for God within others and preparing them for the imminent return of Christ.

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