Honorato T. Reza

Short Name: Honorato T. Reza
Full Name: Reza, Honorato T., 1912-2000
Birth Year: 1912
Death Year: 2000

Born: Oc­to­ber 27, 1912, Alahuixtlan, Guer­re­ro, Mex­i­co.

Died: 2000, Kansas City.

Reza’s ed­u­ca­tion be­gan at age six in the home of a Pro­test­ant pas­tor, and con­tin­ued in a board­ing school in Tel­o­lo­a­pan, and lat­er in Mex­i­co City. Re­za be­came a Chris­tian at age 11 af­ter hear­ing a sermon by Ruth Del­ga­do. He turned away from the faith as a teen, but was re­con­ciled in 1930. He grad­u­at­ed from the Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Mex­i­co Ci­ty in 1935, and took his first pas­tor­ate in Ma­tí­as Ro­me­ro, Oa­xa­ca.

Reza en­rolled at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Pas­a­de­na, California, in 1937, re­ceived his ba­che­lor’s de­gree in 1939, and re­turned to Mex­i­co Ci­ty in 1935 to open a new church. A few months lat­er, he mar­ried Ernes­ti­na Ten­to­ri.

Continuing post gra­du­ate stu­dies in paral­lel with his pas­tor­al du­ties, Re­za earned a de­gree from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mex­i­co in 1941. H. Or­ton Wi­ley in­vit­ed him to Pas­a­de­na Un­i­ver­si­ty the fol­low­ing year to teach Span­ish and lit­er­a­ture. In ad­di­tion to his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in Pa­sa­de­na, Re­za was dean and pro­fes­sor at a Bi­ble col­lege in Los An­geles for His­pan­ic pas­tors of the Church of the Nazarene in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

In 1944, the Gene­ral As­sem­bly of the Church of the Na­za­rene cre­ate­d a Span­ish ra­dio prog­ram, with Re­za as its di­rec­tor. He moved with his fam­i­ly to Kan­sas Ci­ty in 1946 to sup­port that ef­fort. For 23 years, he host­ed the ra­dio pro­gram La Ho­ra Na­za­re­na, which was even­tu­al­ly broad­cast on 700 sta­tions.

In 1980, Re­za be­came found­ing pre­si­dent of the Na­za­rene Sem­in­a­ry in Mex­i­co Ci­ty, guid­ing it in its ear­ly years of de­vel­op­ment.

Reza’s works in­clude:

Brazil’s Open Door (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1958)
Our Task for To­day (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1963)
Nuestra Ta­rea pa­ra Hoy (Ca­sa Na­za­rene de Pub­lic­ci­o­nes)
Ambassadors to La­tin Lands, 1965
Prescription for Per­ma­nence: The Sto­ry of Our Schools for Train­ing Min­is­ters in La­tin Amer­i­ca, 1968
Missions: Both Sides of the Coin (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1973)
Through a Long Tun­nel: A Sto­ry of Sur­viv­al in Cu­ba (Na­za­rene Pub­lish­ing House, 1976)
After the Storm, the Rain­bow: The Church of the Na­za­rene in Cu­ba
Tras la Tor­men­ta, el Arco Iris (Ca­sa Na­za­rene de Pub­lic­ci­o­nes, 1993)


Himnario Bautista gives his year of birth as 1913.

Texts by Honorato T. Reza (20)sort descendingAsInstances
All the way my Savior leads meH. T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)1
Antes vivía esclavizadoHonorato Reza (Translator)2
En la cruz de malhechoresHonorato Reza (Translator)3
Es Jesús mi amante guíaHonorato T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)2
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my FatherHonorato Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)1
He buscado por doquieraHonorato Reza (Translator)2
I stand amazed in the presenceH. T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Translator)1
Mi voluntad la he rendidoHonorato Reza (Translator)2
Muy bendecido es el varónHonorato Reza (Translator)2
Oh, Dios eterno, tu misericordiaHonorato Reza (Translator)6
Oh Pastor divino escuchaHonorato T. Reza (Translator)1
On the cross of evildoersHonorato T. Reza, 1912-2000 (Author)2
Por mucho tiempo yo vagué sedientoHonorato Reza (Translator)2
Que Cristo me haya salvadoHonorato T. Reza (Translator)2
Quién podrá con su presenciaHonorato Reza (Translator)3
Salvador mío, como tú eresHonorato Reza (Translator)2
Su gracia es mayor si las cargas aumentanHonorato Reza (Translator)3
Un gran Salvador es Jesús el SeñorHonorato Reza (Translator)2
Viajaba en triste soledadHonorato Reza (Translator)3
¿Vives cansado y triste?H. T. Reza (Translator)1
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