Jesús Márquez Gaytán

Credentials: BA, DePaul University / MDiv, McCormick Theological Seminary / PhD, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (present)

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Specific Field: Theology


A son of Mexican immigrants in Chicago, Jesús embraces his heritage while also engaging in cross-cultural and interdenominational work. The breadth of his congregational service has included Hispanic immigrant communities, Korean youth ministry, and his role as Executive Minister of The Emmaus Community (a primarily African American non-denominational congregation) where he has pastored for over ten years. In addition to his ministerial commitments, Jesús also works towards strengthening Hispanic scholarship as adjunct faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary. Jesús believes that a serious engagement of contemporary Hispanic Christianity must consider the significant impact of Charismatic and Pentecostal communities. Working through interdisciplinary history and theology, his research interests include an exploration of Latin American revival movements and their role in shaping pneumatology in Hispanic Pentecostal and Charismatic imagination.