Mariano Avila

 Mariano Avila

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Professor of New Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary

B.A.Th., Seminario Teológico Juan Calvino, 1975
M.Div., Universidad Evangélica de las Américas, 2003
Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1980
M.A., Temple University, 1991

Mariano Avila was born in Mexico City, where he served as pastor of five Presbyterian churches. He has also served in the Seminary of the National Presbyterian Church as professor, academic dean, and president, and was professor of Biblical Studies at the Comunidad Teológica de México. He was Academic Dean of the Facultad Latinoamericana de Estudios Teologicos (Miami, Florida)., and is a member of the Academic Council of PRODOLA, the doctoral program (Ph.D.) for professors, leaders, and pastors in Latin America. For several years he was coordinator of urban ministries and theological adviser for World Vision México and for the Spanish ministry of CRC Publications. He was a member of the Biblical Translation Committee (International Bible Society) that produced the Nueva Versión Internacional and also he is one of the translators of the Traducción en Lenguaje Actual (United Bible Societies), a translation in contemporary Spanish from the original languages. Mariano‚Äôs rich experience in field ministry and the academic world has equipped him to effectively train students for ministry.

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