Michael Ortiz

Michael A. Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz was born in New York City to Cuban immigrants. After receiving a law degree from SMU in 1988 and developing his practice in Florida, he submitted his life to Christ. Dr. Ortiz developed a hunger for biblical and theological studies. In 2015 he received his PhD from Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) following his ThM from DTS in 2008. Most of his ministry prior to DTS involved theological education leadership and teaching in Spanish-speaking countries, especially Cuba. Since being at DTS, Dr. Ortiz 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 and often speaks at conferences on these topics as well as others. He currently serves as International Director of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education which further positions him as a key leader in global theological education. Dr. Ortiz has been married to Kathy for over thirty years, and they have two adult children. He still maintains his Florida Bar license.

Michael A. Ortiz’s Publication Articles

  • Review of New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel. By I. Howard Marshall. Downers Grove: IVP, 2004. In Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 111–12.
  • “A Certain Savior.” Stories of the Nativity: Dallas Theological Seminary 2020 Christmas Devotional. Dallas: Dallas Theological Seminary. 2020.
  • “Missiology: A Contextual Framework.” Didaktikos Journal of Theological Education (3:4). 2020. 38-39.
  • Review of Intercultural Theology, Volume One: Intercultural Hermeneutics. By Henning Wrogemann. Downer’s Grove: IVP, 2016. In Bibliotheca Sacra (176:702). 2019. 242-246.
  • “Theological Education Can’t Catch Up to Global Church Growth.” Christianity Today. 2023.

Michael A. Ortiz’s Contributions

Training Pastors Around the World

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Michael Ortiz and Ramesh Richard talk about training pastors around…
November 9, 2021

The Global Call to Untrained Pastors

Dr. Michael Ortiz, chair and associate professor of Missiology and Intercultural Ministries, encourages listeners to examine…
March 26, 2021
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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
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

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
Dr. Ortiz teaching students in DTS classroom

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
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

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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