The Gospel Coalition welcomes to its Council two new members with a track record of gospel-centered ministry in the Latin American context. Miguel Núñez is senior pastor of International Baptist Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is the founding president of Wisdom and Integrity Ministries, which has the vision to influence today’s generation with God’s revelation in the Spanish-speaking world. He is author of Jesus, el Hombre Que Desafió al Mundo y Confronta Tu Vida (Jesus, the Man who Challenged the World and Confronts Your Life) and Una Iglesia Conforme al Corazón de Dios (A Church After God’s Own Heart), and co-author of the leadership book Seguirazgo. Miguel also co-hosts the television show Respuestas: Verdades Absolutas para un Mundo Relativo (Answers: Absolute Truths for a Relative World), which is transmitted all over Latin America. Additionally, Miguel and his ministry are responsible for the annual Por Su Causa (“For His Cause”) conference, which gathers thousands of Latin Americans in the Dominican Republic and challenges them to embrace historic biblical Christianity. As a physician, Miguel practiced medicine in the United States for about 15 years (1982-1997) and was a clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He has been married for more than 30 years to Dr. Catherine Scheraldi, who is still in the practice of medicine.
Sugel Michelén has been an elder and regular preacher at Iglesia Bíblica del Señor Jesucristo (Lord Jesus Christ’s Biblical Church) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for more than 30 years. He has a master of theological studies and has authored several books, including Hacia Una Educación Auténticamente Cristiana (Toward an Authentic Christian Education), Palabras al Cansado: Sermones de Aliento y Consuelo (Words to the Weary), He Who Perseveres Until the End, The Christian and War, History of the Reformed Baptists in Colombia, and a children’s picture book titled The Most Extraordinary Story Never Told. Sugel is an associate instructor at Laurel University, teaches philosophy at Logos Christian School, and for 10 years has been a regular lecturer for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for Latin America. Sugel and his wife, Gloria, have raised three children and have three grandchildren.