Event Message

The Gospel and the Future of Multi-Ethnic Ministry

June 09, 2018

Travis Wussow moderates a discussion between Trillia Newbell, Juan Sanchez, Afshin Ziafat, and Josh Smith at the Southern Baptist Convention Pre-Conference in Dallas, Texas, on June 9, 2018.

Afshin Ziafat

Afshin was born in Houston, Texas. He moved with his family to their native country of Iran when he was two years old. In the midst of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Afshin’s family moved back to Houston when he was six years old. Afshin received his undergraduate degree in history … Read More

J. Josh Smith

J. Josh Smith is the lead pastor of MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving, Texas.  Read More by this Author

Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez is the Pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas and author of Seven Dangers Facing Your Church. His family consists of his wife, Jeanine, and his five daughters. Read More by this Author

Travis Wussow

Travis Wussow serves as the Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel. Travis led the ERLC’s first international office located in the Middle East prior to joining the Washington DC office. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The … Read More

Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the ERLC. She is the author of numerous books, including Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith (2019). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The … Read More