HAF Field Team Member Receives National Community Service Award

November 20, 2012 by  

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America awarded Chaplain Israel “Izzy” Vega its annual Community Service Award, on November 1, 2012 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

Vega has 40 years of ministry experience in evangelism, event coordination and media relations in Latin America and the United States. Vega has worked with the Hispanic Access Foundation to bring our programs to the employees of the Race Track Industry at four racetracks in California and Texas.

Vega has worked in men’s ministries for 12 years with Promise Keepers as California state director, national bilingual trainer, and international director for Latina America and the Caribbean.  Vega also served as director for District Honor Bound Men’s Ministries.  He served as a media / crusade coordinator for Latin America Radio and Television Evangelism (now Hermano Pablo Ministries).

While serving at Templo Calvario Church in Santa Ana, Calif., one of the largest Hispanic churches in the U.S. as ministry of expansion/ missions, Vega started two churches and assisted with the establishment of several others. Vega founded Race Track Chaplaincy of California, an evangelistic outreach to the employees of the horse racing industry in 1974.  The ministry expanded to 10 tracks and continues to minister to the social, physical, educational and spiritual needs of individuals.

 

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