The Valencia Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church has a rich history that dates back to 1932. It was started by a farmer by the name of Fermino Perea who came across a copy of the Spanish missionary magazine, ‘El Centinela’ (the Spanish Watchman). Perea requested a subscription of the magazine and soon organized a Spanish Sabbath school class in his home in Peralta, NM, about four miles from Los Lunas, NM. The class continued to grow but after Elder A. G. Nelson conducted an evangelism meeting and baptized 26 people, it grew considerably. In 1937, the members built and dedicated a small adobe church. In 1984, the Peralta church moved its location to Los Lunas and began building a new church. The construction took several years, but it was dedicated on May 14, 1988 and was given the new name, Valencia Spanish Church. Today, the Valencia Spanish Church is still vibrant and committed to spreading the gospel in Los Lunas.
Gathering TimesSabbath School: 9:30 AM
28 El Cerro Rd Los Lunas, NM 87031-7131
Heraclio Robles is from Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. He graduated from the University of Montemorelos and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University. Pastor Robles served in the Texas Conference for over 15 years. Pastor Robles is currently the Pastor of the Albuquerque Rio Grande Spanish, Albuquerque Metropolitan Spanish, and Valencia Spanish Churches. He has been married to his wife Aracely since 2011 and has two children. Pastor Robles enjoys helping others grow spiritually and feels blessed when he sees them dedicate their talents to serve God. When he is not preaching and serving his churches, Pastor Robles enjoys spending time with his family and has an interest in photography, camping and baseball.