Manuel Ortiz, DMin
Lester and Kathryn Clemens Visiting Professor of Missional Theology

The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church
(IVP Academic, 1993)

One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church
(IVP Academic, 1996)

Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City & the People of God - co-authored with Harvie Conn
(IVP Academic, 2010)

Contributed toThe Urban Face of Missions: Ministering the Gospel in a Diverse and Changing World - co-edited with Susan Baker
(P & R Publishing, 2002)

Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Mission


Prior to coming to Biblical, Manuel Ortiz taught for 23 years at Westminster Theological Seminary where he now holds emeritus standing as Professor Emeritus of Ministry and Urban Mission. He has also taught courses at numerous other schools including Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton Graduate School, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia, the Center for Urban Theological Studies, and City Seminary of New York. His focus is on training leadership for ministry in the urban centers of our world.

In addition to teaching, “Manny” is also the pastor of Spirit and Truth Fellowship church in North Philadelphia and is co-director of the CRC Philadelphia Church Planting Initiative having trained pastors and other leaders for seven church plants emerging from Spirit and Truth.

A Puerto Rican, Manny was born and raised in New York City and has spent his entire life living in the major U.S. urban centers of New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. He and his wife Blanca have four children and ten grandchildren.


BS, Philadelphia College of Bible
MA, Wheaton Graduate School
DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary


Urban missions, Church Planting, Leadership development, Pastoral theology



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