General Secretary

Union of Baptists in Latin America

The Union of Baptists in Latin America (UBLA) represents Baptists in countries throughout Latin America. Established in 1976, UBLA gathers and coordinates the conventions and unions of Latin America to fulfill the unified mission of spreading the Gospel.
Parrish Jácome Hernández

Parrish Jácome Hernández

UBLA Executive Director

Dr. Parrish Jácome Hernández of Ecuador serves as Executive Director of the Union of Baptists in Latin America (UBLA), one of the six regional fellowships of the BWA. In addition, he is the Academic Dean of the Baptist Theological Seminary of Ecuador and the Pastor of Israel Baptist Church in Guayaquil.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Theology, a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies, and a Doctor in Theology with an emphasis in Urban Ministries.

Jácome is also the author of the books: Dialogues with God; Cry for the Family; Baptist Preaching in the 21st Century; and City, Church, and Community as well as various theological articles for magazines and academic spaces. He has also participated in various theological education forums in Latin America and the Caribbean.

He is married to Toyi and they share three children: Gerald, Parrish André, and Ana Belen.

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