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




Nehemias Basit

Nehemias S. Basit is an ordained minister that is currently pastoring the Los Lunas, Belen, Socorro and Truth or Consequences district. He has also served as the Sabbath School Director of the Texico Conference for over 15 years. Prior to joining the Texico Conference, he was a district pastor, academy teacher and principal in the Philippines. Pastor Basit holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy, and a Master of Divinity degree. When he arrived in the Texico Conference, Pastor Basit started as a literature evangelist and since has served as a pastor in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Corrales. When his three children were of college age, he moved to Texas and pastored in the Texas Conference while they attended Southwestern Adventist University. He soon returned to the Texico Conference and served the Clovis district for seven years. Pastor Basit lives with his wife, Evita, in Los Lunas, NM, and is passionate about playing golf.

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