Panayotis (Otis) Coutsoumpos, Jr.

Credentials: BA, Columbia Union College (now, Washington Adventist University) / MDiv, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University / PhD, Claremont Graduate University (Present)

Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist

Specific Field: Theology and Philosophy


Otis was born in Michigan and grew up in Costa Rica, Chile, and England before moving to the United States. His mother was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in Puerto Rico and his father was born in Panama to a Greek father and a Panamanian mother. After working as a pastor in Maryland, Otis moved to California and is currently working as Associate Pastor for Community Engagement at La Sierra University Church. In view of his academic background in theological studies, Otis would like to dedicate his research to the area of philosophy of language with a special focus on religious language.