Rev. Dr. Liz Rios
Senior Consultant and Special Projects
Rev. Dr. Liz Rios is a Nuyorican Afro-Latina who considers herself to be a writer/activist and advocate for women in ministry, faith-based civic activism, and biblical justice. She has served in higher education, faith-based and church ministry capacities for over 28 years in a variety of roles including professor, executive and pastoral functions.
Since April 2008, she has served as Consulting Editor for Outreach Magazine, a national magazine for church leaders, pastors and planters. To contribute to Latinx Pentecostal history, she researched and wrote a chapter for Latino Religions and Civic Activism called “The Women are Warriors” highlighting the many social transformation achievements of Latina Pentecostal women in NYC. In addition, her articles have appeared in print or online in the following magazines Sojourners, Influence Magazine, Called, Christianity Today as well as Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice. For many years, she had a column for women in PRISM Magazine published by Evangelicals for Social Action and served on their advisory board. Dr. Rios is also the author of Don’t Buy the Life: Eradicating False Belief Systems that Keep You from Your Destiny.
Dr. Liz also proudly serves on a number of boards including the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, a national network of Hispanic evangelical congregations, leaders, and not-for-profits committed to Gospel-centered transformation in the work of justice and mercy.
As a former pastor and church planter, she’s spent the last few years supporting and training Black and Brown church planters around the country. After four years of working with another church planting network she started Passion2Plant dedicated to developing healthy leaders of color to lead churches in today’s multi-ethnic society.
Her educational background consists of a Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the Regent University School of Business and an earned Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership/Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University. She also has an earned Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern University where her doctoral project focused on starting justice oriented churches right from the start from a Hispanic Pentecostal Perspective. An article in Christianity Today on the premise of her dissertation can be found here.
Her work has been celebrated and honored over the years. Dr. Rios is mentioned in the Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, Volume 1 and was named as a Hispanic Women of Distinction in August 2014 for her work in the South Florida community. Dr. Liz has two children, Samuel now in college and Daniel, her special needs angel. She has been married to the love of her life and greatest supporter, Rev. Hiram Rios, for 30 years and currently resides in South Florida.Back to Who We Are What we do