September 17, 2019
We are pleased to welcome our newest GHP Board Member, Pastor Angel Garcia of Grace Bible Church in Flint. In June 2001, Pastor Garcia moved from the New England area to begin a Spanish-speaking church in the Flint community. Through his work, he serves people who experience cultural and language barriers in accessing necessary resources such as health care, food, clothing and other needs.
Pastor Garcia is happy to be a GHP board member because he believes in the mission of Genesee Health Plan and looks forward to working with the plan to help remove language or cultural barriers that prevent community members from accessing care.
“GHP is an essential resource for the community,” said Pastor Garcia. “GHP helps fill the need by making sure residents can have equal and affordable access to health care coverage and resources.”
Pastor Garcia hopes to build bridges between the plan and faith-based community with a special focus on Spanish-speaking community members.
“GHP helps people from all backgrounds get enrolled in health coverage, including those from different cultures or who speak different languages,” said Pastor Garcia. “Making sure information is accessible in different languages is key to helping people learn about available health care resources.”
Pastor Garcia is a graduate of Mid-American Baptist Theological Seminary of Albany New York which sparked his passion in helping people and connecting them to necessary resources. He is also involved with several ethnic and language groups hospice chaplaincy and serves as a chaplain for community police and fire departments and hospitals within Genesee County. He is the proud husband of Edeline Garcia, celebrating 32 years of marriage this past summer. He and his wife have three daughters and four grandchildren.
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