Pastor Roberto Miranda, who spoke on a recent Sunday at the Congregación León de Judá in Roxbury, says he wants to ‘‘reclaim the state of Massachusetts for Jesus Christ.’’ The largely Hispanic evangelical Christian church has grown over the last two decades from five members to 1,200.

From pastor to political activist

His church booming, he wants to spread the word statewide

By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / August 24, 2005

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On a recent Sunday, about 30 worshipers packed the altar of Congregacion Leon de Juda in Roxbury, swaying to the contagious music of the choir and band as though they were at a rock concert. At least 100 sat in the congregation, singing along and smiling, while well-dressed women walked around with boxes of tissues to dab the eyes of ... (Full article: 1201 words)

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