Ministering to Hispanics in the Church

Description: In this episode, Darrell Bock, Miguel Lopez, Ivan Leon, and Michael Ortiz discuss Hispanics in the church, focusing on how the church can better minister to Hispanics

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.

Ivan Leon

born originally in Argentina. His passion has always been to utilize media to reach Latinos. bachelor’s at Liberty University and masters degree from DTS. Leading Kerux Group, a marketing agency that is dedicated to help ministries, churches, publishers really engage the untapped Hispanic population in the US.
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.

Miguel Lopez

  Teaching pastor at the Heights Baptist Church, responsible for our Hispanic ministry