WILMORE, Ky., Mar. 4, 2024—Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wilmer Estrada Carrasquillo to an endowed chair position as the E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism.

Dr. Estrada has most recently served as the Associate Professor of Missions and Evangelism at Asbury Seminary. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology post at Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS) in Cleveland, Tenn. for four years. During this same time, he also directed the Center for Latino Studies (CLS) at PTS.  Before entering theological education, Dr. Estrada Carrasquillo served as District Youth Leader, National Youth and Discipleship Director, and Senior Pastor of the Iglesia de Dios Mission Board “Buenas Nuevas” in Puerto Rico, where he holds his credentials as a minister.

“I am delighted that Dr. Estrada Carrasquillo has accepted this distinguished position which brings expertise on Wesleyan soteriology and holistic Wesleyan evangelism to the faculty,” Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary, said. “He is an accomplished and well published scholar with a strong commitment to furthering the church’s public presence and embodying the gospel in its various contexts. We look forward to what he will bring to this role with great anticipation.”

As the E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Dr. Estrada Carrasquillo brings passion for the practice and centrality of evangelism in the spirit of John and Charles Wesley. He will also continue to research and develop go-to texts and resources for the local church and academy throughout his appointment. This position is funded by a grant from The Foundation for Evangelism, a Wesleyan-tradition grant-making organization that seeks to “be a catalyst to equip disciples to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

Dr. Estrada Carrasquillo has written two books: Hacia una eclesiología Hispana-Latina: Una respuesta a la McDonaldización (Center for Latino Studies Press, 2018) and Beyond the Temple: Pentecostal Spirituality as a Lived Ecclesiology (CPT Press: Cleveland, TN. Book, 2021). Furthermore, he has published journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters on Pentecostal spirituality, mission and evangelism, the intersection between faith and culture, Latina Theology, and the relationship between Pentecostalism and the Wesleyan movement.

Dr. Estrada Carrasquillo lives in Cleveland, TN, with Laura and their three daughters –Kalani, Mía, and Valeria, where they serve their local church as part of the preaching, teaching, and worship team.