The St. Joseph Bilingual Group has officially transitioned into a Company. The congregation has come a long way since the handful of believers began meeting in 2007 with the hopes of someday establishing a bilingual church.

“The group of nearly 30 members we have today is a rich mix of cultures including individuals from Costa Rica, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and the United States,” said Victor Onkoba, translator for the Bilingual Company service and a member of Three Angels Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.

During his remarks, Bilingual Company pastor Luis Centenaro thanked the many people who have helped them and shared his hope of someday having their own church building. They currently rent the St. Joseph Assembly of God Church.

Michelle Hansen is communication director for the Iowa-Missouri Conference.