It is my sad duty to inform the members of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
that one of our members and a very dear friend, Rev. Dr. Richard Tanon
has "finished the battle.
went to be with the Lord on the 7th of February at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Tanon had big shoes to fill being the son of the first Hispanic Pastor that had a mega-church at a time that churches were not recognized by their size.
The New York John 3:16 Hispanic church became known through-out the nation as the largest church.
Richard Tanon carried his parents name with dignity and respect and became a chaplain in the New York Sing-Sing Prison.
witnessed the transforming power of the Gospel as men gave their heart to Christ and began a new life serving Jesus.
Reverend Tanon went on to become the Senior Pastor of "Templo De La Cruz" in Hayward, CA. serving God and the church for well over 20 years.
bought land for the church and remodeled the church to its original state.
He had just begun his work as the Assistant Superintendent of the Northern Pacific Latin American District Council of the Assemblies of God.
will be missed by all the ministers of our District as well as the constituency of The NHCLC
. May our Dear Brother Dr. Richard Tanon rest with God!