Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Azusa Pacific University
Field of Study: Religion and Society
Martin was born in Modesto, California and raised in Puebla Mexico. Like many bicultural Latinx peoples, he has learned to survive and thrive in the liminal space between cultural narratives. Before joining Azusa’s faculty, Martin’s love for God and the global church led him to five years of missionary work among emerging Christian leaders in East Asia. Martin has seventeen years of leadership experience in intercultural communities. Currently, Martin’s research interests lay at the intersection of postcolonial hybridity theory and late-modern leadership theories. He is currently working on a book about missional leadership practices that honor God’s agency and the agency of cultural others in the midst of cultural pluralism and power asymmetries. In his teaching and scholarship, Martin aims to celebrate and promote the work of underrepresented minority leaders.
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies with Practical Theology and Missiology Concentration, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2020
M.Div. with Intercultural Studies Concentration, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010
B.A. in Religion and Intercultural Studies (Latin American History and Culture Specialization), Pepperdine University, 2003