Episode 59: An Antioch Encore: Sam Salguero – “When Deportation Affects Children’s Worship”

This encore edition of the Antioch Podcast was originally recorded in 2016, though the introductory essay was updated for this 2019 release.

Sam Salguero is a children’s worship leader at a small Spanish-speaking church in the West Michigan area. In this interview, she shares about the multi-ethnic worship culture of her Hispanic congregation, sharing about coritos, a genera of Latin worship music, which she describes as her congregation’s musical “sense of home.” Later, Sam describes how the Trump administration’s heightened focus on searching for and arresting undocumented immigrants, is now affecting the children of her congregation and challenging their understanding of the sovereignty of God.

Music Credits:

Cuan Grande Es Dios

Dia feliz (happy day)