Center for Missional Engagement announces new staff changes

by Texas Baptists Communications on January 25, 2021 in News

The Texas Baptists Center for Missional Engagement is pleased to welcome a new team member and announce three changes to staff positions, including Noe Trevino, director of the Missionary Adoption Program (MAP), Minister of Missions and Texas Baptist Missionaries; David Miranda, director of Ministers’ Development and Missional Networks; Lonnie Tucker, Church Starting strategist for the Dallas and Northeast Texas area; and Daniel DeLeon, Church Starting strategist for South Texas.

Josue Valerio, director of the Center for Missional Engagement, spoke of his excitement for the new team members.

“It is an honor to work with such individuals and we look forward to what the Lord is going to do through them,” he said.

Noe Trevino, Director of the Missionary Adoption Program (MAP), Minister of Missions and Texas Baptist Missionaries

In his new position as Director of MAP, Minister of Missions and Texas Baptist Missionaries, Trevino will partner churches in the United States with churches in a host country to jointly sponsor a missionary and promote the missional efforts of Texas Baptists missionaries. Trevino has most recently served as a Texas Baptists Church Starting Strategist in South Texas. He is also the pastor of Coastal Bend Fellowship in Kingsville. Trevino is passionate about missions and has led his church to be a missional church, a giving church and a church who has adopted several missionaries outside of Texas in Brazil, Canada, New York and other U.S. cities.

David Miranda, Director of Ministers’ Development and Missional Networks

Miranda will serve as the new director of Ministers’ Development and Missional Networks. He has served as a church planter, pastor and most recently the Director of MAP and Urban Missions. Miranda is an entrepreneur and has started several new ministries, including The Pastors’ Commons, Devoted and Embrace, to reach and develop the next generation of people called to ministry.

Lonnie Tucker, Church Starting Strategist for Dallas and Northeast Texas

Tucker will be the new Church Starting Strategist for the Dallas and Northeast Texas area. Tucker is an experienced church planter in his home state of Louisiana, where he has planted two churches in the past 15 years and started a church planting network in South Louisiana. Tucker also served as the Second Vice President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, in addition to other roles in the convention. Tucker is an alumnus of Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Daniel DeLeon Church Starting Strategist for South Texas

DeLeon is the new Church Starting Strategist for South Texas. DeLeon previously served as an Area Representative for Texas Baptists. He is an engineer who has also been involved in church work his entire adult life. He worked in the automotive industry as well as in the church, until 2005 when he became fully involved in ministry. DeLeon has served as director of personnel at the Rio Grande Bible Institute, pastor of the Primera Iglesia Bautista in Santa Rosa and moderator of the Rio Grande Baptist Association.

The Center of Missional Engagement seeks to engage Texas Baptists churches in corporate missions through strategic opportunities in Texas and around the world without duplicating the role of traditional mission-sending agencies. For more information, go to

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