Pastor Marilyn Rivera

La Puerta Life Center

Together with her husband, Abraham, and her two children, Daniel and David; Pastor Marilyn Rivera serves as the lead pastor of La Puerta Life Center – a growing, dynamic church located in North Miami. She is recognized and respected as an energizing leader who specializes in empowering and motivating public involvement in conservative values.
Pastor Marilyn is known for her leadership and involvement in the community. She is the first woman President of the South Florida Hispanic Ministers Association and she is on the executive board of Mission Miami. Pastor Marilyn is currently the Florida representative of the Hispanic Action Network which promotes citizen involvement and advocacy in the areas of voter registration, immigration, and other social affairs.
She is well known for organizing citizen lobbyist groups. Her lobbying projects have influenced legislation in all levels of government and have garnered the attention of various national organizations including: Citizens United for Israel (CUFI), The Libre Initiative and Esperanza USA. Marilyn was instrumental in organizing the Latino evangelical vote to support Florida’s recent anti-BDS law.
Pastor Marilyn teaches leadership training seminars in the US, Brazil and Cuba. She serves as advisor for various organizations, most currently on the St. Thomas University Advisory Board. She is the recipient of many honors and awards for her work in the community. Pastor Marilyn holds various degrees including a Doctorate in Divinity from Latin University of Theology in Los Angeles, California.