Antonio Vargas, Jr.

Pastor, Church of the City’s English Ministries

Antonio Vargas, Jr. is a native of New London, serving as Pastor of his home faith community, Church of the City’s English Ministries. His commitment to children and youth advocacy, education, justice, and worship embodies his approach for the local church: providing spaces where people are known and loved for holistic health and transformation. Antonio received his undergraduate degree from Gordon College, Mass., studying Religion and Culture, and Business Administration. While at Gordon, Antonio served in various capacities – from working directly under the President of the College, to co-founding a multilingual and multi-ethnic worship team. He was awarded Collegian of the Year, and was named by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as one of “25 Young Adults to Know.” The child of two Puerto-Rican migrants, he brings his love for cooking “Carne Guisado”, a Hispanic-stlyed beef stew, and his life-long goal of learning about ‘untold stories’ to the Just Futures project.