Pastor Choco

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Reverend Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesús is Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church (NLC), one of the fastest growing churches in Chicago. He is endearingly known as Pastor Choco.

Since he became Senior Pastor in 2000, NLC has grown from a weekly attendance of 120 to 17,000 globally through church campuses, plants and more than 110 ministries reaching the most disenfranchised – the broken hearted, poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and gang members.
In April 2013, Pastor Choco was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and recognized for his leadership and influence with the Evangelical and Latino audiences.  Pastor Choco is also the author of three books; Amazing Faith, In the Gap and Stay the Course.  He often makes others understand, his accomplishments are based on a life dedicated to God and His purposes. In other words, whatever the accomplishment, to God be the Glory!

Pastor Choco resides in the Humboldt Park community of Chicago, with his wife Elizabeth; they have three adult children, Alexandria, Yesenia and Wilfredo, Jr. and have welcomed their first granddaughter, Charlie Grace Gomez.

Published Books

Stay The Course
In The Gap
Amazing Faith