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Gilbert Rios

2nd Generation Hispanic Minister
Gilbert Ochoa Rios was born on February 6, 1934, the same year his father, Reverend Jesus Rios answered the call to full time ministry he grew up in Edinburgh, Texas where his dad served as pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista. In December of 1948, the Rios family moved to San Jose California. Gilbert's father began the first Spanish speaking Southern Baptist congregation in California. This year, Gilbert and his wife Esperanza will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary! Gilbert served in the military or two years before earning a bachelors degree in sociology from San Jose State, and then a masters degree in education a few years later. Gilbert and Esperanza have 2 sons and 2 daughters and are now happily enjoying retirement.
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