Manuel Ortiz

Professor of Ministry and Urban Mission, Emeritus




  • B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible, 1971
  • M.A., Wheaton Graduate School of Theology, 1975
  • D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1989

Teaching and Work Experience:

  • Teacher, Philadelphia Association for Christian Schools, 1972–1973
  • Pastoral ministry, Illinois, 1973–1987
  • Headmaster, Humboldt Community Christian School, Chicago, 1980–1987
  • Founder and Director, The Apprenticeship School for Urban Ministry, Chicago, 1981–1987
  • Board member and faculty, The Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago, 1982–1987
  • Board Member, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and World Relief, 1994; Visiting Professor, Eastern Baptist Seminary, 1994
  • Pastor, Spirit and Truth Fellowship, Philadelphia, 1995– ; Westminster, 1987– .



Representative Articles:

  • “Christian Community Development: Answers and Issues,” Urban Mission, December 1997
  • “An Urgent Call to Do Mission in Our Cities: A Missiological Challenge,” Evangelical Journal, Spring 1998
  • “Seeking the Kingdom in Our Cities,” The Banner, February 2000.

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