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Dr. Alvin Padilla

  • Dean of Hispanic Ministries; Professor of New Testament

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.S. (Villanova University)
  • M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Drew University Graduate School)


New Testament Studies, Urban Ministries, Hispanic Studies, Theological Education

Professional Interests:

Liderazgo Pastoral;Urban Ministry


Dr. Padilla is Dean of Hispanic Ministry Programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He came to Gordon-Conwell after five years of teaching Biblical Studies at Nyack College. Prior to that, Dr. Padilla founded and taught at the Spanish Eastern School of Theology in Swan Lake, NY for seven years. He has also served as pastor of the Fort Washington Heights Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in New York City, a Spanish-speaking congregation. Dr. Padilla was also Dean of the Boston campus from 1997-2010, where he oversaw the educational programs of CUME and the emerging programs in downtown Boston, including Masters and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Dr. Padilla is an ordained minister in the PCUSA. He holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Asociacion para la Educacion Teologica Hispana.