Grieving the Loss of Dr. Manuel Ortiz

The Westminster community grieves the loss of Dr. Manuel (Manny) Ortiz, emeritus professor of ministry and urban missions, who passed away earlier this week, on February 8, 2017.

Dr. Ortiz served Westminster faithfully for many years as the Coordinator of our practical theology department and Director our urban ministry program. Dr. Ortiz also served as the founder and senior pastor of Spirit and Truth Fellowship (Christian Reformed Church) in Philadelphia, and as the co-director of the CRC Philadelphia Initiative for Church Planting.

Dr. Ortiz authored numerous books, including The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church, One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church, and Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City and the People of God (co-authored with Harvie Conn).

Click here to read Dr. Carl Trueman’s interview of Dr. Ortiz regarding his life and ministry.

Please join us in thanking our Lord for the life and ministry of Dr. Ortiz and in prayer for the Ortiz family.