Michael Ortiz

Michael A. Ortiz

Michael was born in New York City to Cuban immigrants. After receiving a law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1988 and developing his practice in Florida, he submitted his life to Christ. Michael developed a hunger for biblical and theological studies. In 2015, he received his PhD in Theological Education from Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) following his ThM in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2008. Michael currently serves as Chair for the Department of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at DTS. Most of his ministry prior to DTS involved theological education leadership and teaching in Spanish-speaking countries, especially Cuba. While at DTS, Michael served as the initial director of DTS en Español, a department developed to offer master’s level programs to the Spanish world. His primary academic interests relate to global theological education and contextualization. He also currently serves as International Director for the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education and Interim Vice President for the South Central Region of the Evangelical Missiological Society. Michael often speaks at conferences and churches, and he has had articles published in the areas of missions and theological education. He’s been married to Kathy for over thirty years, and they have two adult, married children, and he still maintains a law practice in Florida.

Michael A. Ortiz’s Contributions

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Global Theological Education

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Scott Cunningham, and Michael Ortiz discuss global theological education,…
August 11, 2020
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A Hope to Discern, Embrace, and Live

Dr. Michael Ortiz, department chair of World Missions, studies Paul's letter to the Romans to help…
September 27, 2019
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Cultural Engagement: Understanding the Diversity of the Hispanic Community

Dr. Darrell Bock talks with Dr. Michael Ortiz, director of DTS en Español, Nancy Reyes Frazier,…
January 18, 2019
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Meet Dr. Michael Ortiz, Director of DTS en Español

Right now, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. However, Hispanic biblical training…
April 5, 2018
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Ministering to Hispanics in the Church – Classic

In this classic conversation, Darrell Bock, Miguel Lopez, Ivan Leon, and Michael Ortiz discuss Hispanics in…
October 3, 2017
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Ministering to Hispanics in the Church

Description: In this episode, Darrell Bock, Miguel Lopez, Ivan Leon, and Michael Ortiz discuss Hispanics in…
March 21, 2017

Student Perspectives On The DTS Community

Drs. Darrell Bock, Rodney Orr, and Michael Ortiz, members of the faculty at DTS, talk with…
February 1, 2017

Connecting with Carlos

Dr. Michael Ortiz, Director of DTS en Español, affirms we all have something significant to say…
November 29, 2016
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