Dr. Darrell Bock talks with Dr. Michael Ortiz, director of DTS en Español, Nancy Reyes Frazier, a Ph.D. student at DTS, and Marlon Ivan Rios, who works in the Office of Hispanic Ministries for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, about the interactions among Hispanic believers and a more robust understanding of the Hispanic community.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Marlon Ivan Rios

Marlon Iván Ríos was born in Reynosa Tamaulipas México. His parents immigrated to the United States when he was 7 years of age and lived in Hidalgo TX. He is married to Carolina and they have been married for 16 years, and have three children: Joshua Daniel (15), Joel David (12), and Rebekah Carolina (7). Marlon serves in the office of Hispanic Ministries at the cultural engagement department at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He teaches Basic Theology and Historical Theology at the Spanish Lay Institute for SETECA at the DTS extension. The ministry that God has entrusted he and his family has been in the U.S. but also in Latin America, particularly in México teaching others the importance of evangelism and discipleship. He served in the United States ARMY for six years and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran in the 82 Airborne division and a Special Operations unit. His passions are: God, family, tacos, coffee, reading, and working-out.
Michael Ortiz

Michael A. Ortiz

Dr. Michael A. Ortiz serves as Vice President for Global Ministries and Associate Professor of Missiology and Intercultural Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Ortiz oversees the Seminary’s language programs (Chinese and Spanish), international student development, and discipleship initiatives. He also leads the free, online programs, the research on global pastoral training, and the worldwide training of pastoral leaders through DTS.

Nancy Frazier

Nancy P. Reyes Frazier (ThM 2017) is currently pursuing a PhD in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Her interests include the intersection of theology and culture, the nature of revelation, and the role of theology in communal ethics and spiritual formation. You can connect with Nancy on Twitter @npfrazier.