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Dr. Wilmer Estrada Carrasquillo

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

Expertise: Pentecostalism, Contemporary Theology, Systematic Theology, Contextual Theology, Latino/a Theologies, Church and Society, Public Theologies

Biography:
Dr. Wilmer Estrada Carrasquillo has served as the Director of the Center for Latino Studies (CLS) and as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). He has also served as a District Youth Leader, National Youth and Discipleship Director, and as Senior Pastor of the Iglesia de Dios Mission Board “Buenas Nuevas” in Puerto Rico.

Wilmer has served as guest lecturer at, SEBIME, Universidad Teológica de Caribe, Lee University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He has also contributed research articles to different theological journals such as Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Journal of Latin American Theology, PNEUMA and others. He is the author of two books, Una respuesta al proceso de la McDonaldización (2018) and Beyond the Temple: Pentecostal Spirituality as a Lived Ecclesiology (forthcoming 2021). He is an active member of Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana, American Society of Missiology, American Academy of Religion, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and Asociación para la Educación Teológica (AETH) where he serves as a member of the Certification Committee.

Wilmer and his wife Laura currently live in Cleveland, TN with their three daughters –Kalani, Mía and Valeria.

Degrees

  • B.A. (Universidad del Sagrado Corazón)
  • M.Div. (Pentecostal Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Asbury Theological Seminary)

Select List of Publications

  • A Latino Ecclesiology: A Proposal for the Latino Church in the North American Context (Spanish edition). Cleveland, TN: CLS Press, 2018.
  • The Relational Character of Wesley’s Theology and its Implications for an Ecclesiology for the Other: A Latino Pentecostal Testimony.” The Asbury Journal 73 (2018): 105-120.
  • “Taking the Risk: The Openness and Attentiveness of Latino Pentecostal Worship.” Pages 235-246 in Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Worship. Edited by Lee Roy Martin. Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2016.
  • “Latino/a Pentecostal Response to the McDonaldization Process of the Church in the United States.” Pages 199-210 in Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities. Edited by Néstor Medina and Sammy Alfaro. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • “¿Y los pentecostale? ¡Presnte!: Public Theological Contribution from Latin America.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 24 (2015): 231-240.
  • “Constructing Latino Pentecostal Communities: A Response to the McDonaldization Process.” Journal of Latin American Theology 1 (2014): 97-114.

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