He’s a fan of Star Trek and always wanting to find new ways to share the message of Jesus, so California Pastor Samuel Rodriguez went where ‘few pastors have gone before.’ 

When a New Zealand church asked him to preach, they didn’t really want a basic video message. So their tech staff set things up allowing Pastor Rodriguez to share his message by way of a hologram! He told CBN News the experience was like an "encounter between Star Trek and Christianity … a holy hologram" 

Rodriguez is senior pastor of New Season Church in Sacramento and President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.