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Daniel Rodriguez, PhD

Daniel A. Rodriguez, a native of California, is Divisional Dean of the Religion and Philosophy Division and Professor of Religion and Hispanic Studies at Pepperdine University. Since 1979, he has served the Churches of Christ as a minister in Central and Southern California, and as a missionary in Puebla, Mexico. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has published numerous journal articles, and contributed chapters to edited volumes on the subject of Hispanic culture and religion in the United States. Daniel’s book, A Future for the Latino Church, challenges the assumption that Hispanic ministry is synonymous with Spanish-language ministry and challenges the evangelical church in the United States to become all things to all Latinos. Daniel also advocates for multigenerational and multilingual ministry models that strategically target millennials and Gen Z. Daniel and his wife Jeanette have been married for 46 years and have been blessed with five children who love and serve the Lord.

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