Annel Robayna is the new Hispanic church mobilization strategist for the International Mission Board.
Robayna, who formerly provided leadership for Hispanic works and church planting for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, started the new role Sept. 26.
“I’m excited about the possibility to share with the Hispanic churches how they can be a part of the Great Commission and make disciples of all nations,” he said. “A lot of them want to do it, they just haven’t had the opportunity to be trained.”
Robayna said the role is like an extension of his work with SBOM, which he had done since June 2019. Instead of working with Hispanic churches in Alabama only, he will be working with them nationwide.
“We will do our best to help the churches in the task of praying, giving and going to short-term missions trips and also those who are called to go into career missions,” he said.
IMB’s goal is to send 500 missionaries overseas by 2025, and “out of those missionaries we are praying we can see 75 to 100 Hispanics going,” Robayna said.