Iglesia El Buen Pastor

A welcoming family church Fajardo, PR
Iglesia El Buen Pastor

Who We Are

The work of the episcopal church began in Fajardo in 1911 with the Rev. W. P. Hendricks who provided services for the English speaking employees of the Fajardo Sugar Co. With his wife Laura Virginia Hendricks the Anglican seed was planted among the local people. Services were initially offered in facilities provided by the Fajardo Sugar Co., later on in the US Customs facilities and in family homes. Such was the case of the Lightbourn family, whose home was used for services between 1923 and 1962. In 1962 the current facilities was built and the name Church of The Good Shepherd (Iglesia de El Buen Pastor) was chosen by the English and Spanish communities. Today this small welcoming family church maintain a strong commitment to service those seeking a place to praise God and serve others.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Casual, Down to Earth, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Addiction/Recovery, Community Service





Spanish, English


Plan Your Visit



399 General Valero
Fajardo, PR 00738



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Our Services

What are services like?
Are services are according to the Book Of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, mainly Rite II, during the Lent season we use Rite I.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome all!

Leadership View all

Juan Angel Monge-Santiago

Juan Angel Monge-Santiago

The Rev. Canon Juan Ángel Monge has been vicar of El Buen Pastor, Fajardo, Puerto Rico since 2007. At the same time, he also served as Canon for Christian Stewardship and Congregational Development for the Diocese of Puerto Rico. In this position, he led a team of lay and clergy persons in visiting and evaluating each congregation's performance noting strengths and areas for improvement. The team later offered workshops to address the needs of congregations on areas such as record keeping, sound financial procedures, and vestry responsibilities. Since 2007, Canon Monge has also served as the director of Taller EpiscoGrafico, the diocesan print shop which makes and prints all promotional material, forms, books, record keeping registers, posters and more for congregations and the diocesan Episcopal Health Services. Education: BA in Management, MBA in Human Resources, MDiv from the Seminario San Pedro y San Pablo of the Dioceses of Puerto Rico.

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