B.A., Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, 2000
M.Div., Pentecostal Theological Seminary, 2013
Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2018
Dr. Wilmer Estrada Carrasquillo serves as the Director of the Center for Latino Studies (CLS) and as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). Before joining our staff in 2012 as adjunct faculty and then as the Assistant Director of CLS, he 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.
During his educational journey, Wilmer was the recipient of awards such like: Pentecostal Ministry Award (PTS2013), International Leadership Award (PTS2013), Gallaway, Ira & Sally Full Tuition Scholarship (ATS2013) and the E. Stanley Jones Outstanding Scholarship & Investment in World Missions (ATS2018), for his research in Contextual Theology which is concerned with the relationship between Pentecostal beliefs and practices and their contribution for new avenues of public witness.
Furthermore, Wilmer has served as guest lecturer at, SEBIME, Universidad Teológica de Caribe, Lee University and Asbury Theological Seminary. Also, he has contributed research articles to different theological journals such as Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Journal of Latin American Theology, PNEUMA and others. Additionally, he is an active member of religious societies such as Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana, American Society of Missiology, American Academy of Religion, Asociación para la Educación Teológica (AETH) -where he serves as a member of Certification Committee- and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
Presently, Wilmer lives in Cleveland, TN with Laura and their three daughters –Kalani, Mía and Valeria.