Rev. Dr. Humberto Alfaro

– Associate Professor of Ministry Studies
-Director of the Institute of Pentecostal Studies

Office phone: 212-870-1216

Office Hours

  • Tues: 1-5 pm
  • Wed: 4-6 pm

Educational Background

  • BA Centro de Teologia Practica, Guatemala
  • MA Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • DMin New York Theological Seminary
  • ThD (candidate) University of South Africa

Religious Affiliation

  • Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee

Humberto Alfaro is a practical theologian who is committed to the integration of theory and practice in the life and ministry of the church.  Through his teaching, research, and writing he seeks to explore the theoretical and practical dimensions of hermeneutical processes that engender meaning and sustain life in the midst of the complexity of community.  Specific areas of research interest include urban ministry in global contexts, the impact of 20th century Christian martyr figures such as Oscar Romero in cross cultural contexts, and the impact of the rise of evangelical megachurches on Christian life in Central America.  An ordained minister in the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee, he serves as the Senior Pastor of a thriving congregation in Long Island the worships mostly in Spanish and is composed of first and second generation Americans of Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Ecuadorian and Puerto Rican descent. Under his leadership the church has undertaken extensive community economic development projects in several areas of Central America.  Dr. Alfaro received his BA from Centro de Teologia Practica, Guatemala, his MA degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his DMin from New York Theological Seminary.  He is currently a candidate for the ThD from the University of South Africa.


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