Who is the Rev. Dr. Pablo A. Jiménez? A Latino preacher who writes books, speaks French and plays timbales!

Born in New York City in 1960, Pablo grew up in the Caribbean. Raised in Puerto Rico, he spent part of his youth in St. Croix, one of the US Virgin Islands.

Pablo is a trained Latin drummer, who plays timbales, congas & bongo drums. At the University of Puerto Rico, he earned a BA with a major in French. He entered Christian Ministry when he was 20 years-old, earning three degrees in theology.

His ministry has been rich and varied. Pablo has served as a local pastor, a denominational executive, an administrator of religious non-profit organizations, a seminary professor, an author and a book editor.

Pablo’s passions are preaching, teaching and writing: He is a scholar in the field of homiletics who has taught over 20 theological schools and who is a published author. Of course, Pablo preaches, teaches and writes in both English and Spanish.

What is his mission in life? Pablo’s personal mission is to bless as many people as possible through his writings, audios and videos.

Pablo A. Jiménez
Pablo A. Jiménez

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Pablo A. Jiménez is Senior Pastor of Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) [ICDC] in Espinosa, Dorado, Puerto Rico. He is also a bilingual scholar in the field of homiletics, a published author and consultant editor for Chalice Press.

Studies: Dr. Jiménez has a B.A. (French) from the University of Puerto Rico; an M. Div. from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico; an S.T.M. (New Testament and Preaching) from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN; and a D.Min. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.

Positions: Pablo has served in several positions

Full-Time Employment

  • Pastor, Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) in Sonadora, Guaynabo, PR
  • Professor of New Testament and Preaching,  Latin American Biblical Seminary, San José, Costa Rica
  • Director of the “Rev. Juan Figueroa Umpierre” Bible Institute, Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo)  in Puerto Rico
  • Executive Director,  Association for Hispanic Theological Education (AETH) and manager of the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP).
  • Instructor of Homiletics, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest (ETSS), Austin, TX.
  • National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada
  • Senior editor, Chalice Press
  • Senior Pastor, Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en Espinosa, Dorado, PR

Adjunct Faculty: Pablo has taught in the following schools.

  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Disciples Seminary Foundation (Claremont)
  • Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Lexington Theological Seminary
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
  • Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake (through the Hispanic Summer Program)
  • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary 
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary 
  • Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD)
  • South Florida Center for Theological Studies (Orlando Extension)
  • Universidad Teológica del Caribe
  • Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

Lectures: Some of the lectures offered by Dr. Jiménez are the Krausse Lectures, of the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, Austin, TX (1995); the Blandy Lectures, of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX (1998); the Wells Sermons, at University Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX (2002); and the Casalis Lectures, at the Facultad Evangélica de Estudios Teológicos, Managua, Nicaragua (2004), among many others. Pablo has preached and taught in several countries, such as Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, among others.

Publications: Pablo is the co-author of Pulpito: An introduction to Hispanic Preaching (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006), among other writings.

Family life: Born in New York, Pablo grew up in Puerto Rico and St Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. He is married to Glorimar and has three children: Antonio José, Paola Margarita and Natalia Isabel.

Contact information: Phone: 787-883-1320 (Office) E-mail: revpajr@aol.com

Websites in Spanish: www.drpablojimenez.com & www.prediquemos.net

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