Jesse Rincones

Executive Director, Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas

Jesse Rincones is the Executive Director of Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas, composed of almost 1,100 Hispanic Baptist congregations in Texas. He was elected to this position in 2013 after having served Convención as president for the previous three years. Trained as an attorney, he was later called into pastoral ministry and served as the lead pastor for three congregations over 18 years. He is a graduate of South Plains College, Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University School of Law. Rincones serves on the Advisory Council of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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