For years, non-Hispanic churches in the Washington area have been adding Spanish-language ministries in response to a growing number of immigrants. Now as the population has matured, churches such as Centro Cristiano Internacional in Germantown have begun incorporating more English into services.
Dec. 9, 2012 Daniel Velasquez, 54, a native of Venezuela and resident of Frederick, greets a member of Centro Cristiano Internacional in Germantown. He has been a member of the church for four years. As the Latino community grows in the Washington area, new generations of Latinos are now forcing local churches to move faster to adopt English-language services. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo