Philip Wingeier-Rayo, Ph.D., was appointed to the position of Dean on July 1, 2018. Dr. Wingeier-Rayo holds his doctorate in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Chicago Theological Seminary, a M.T.S. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a M.Th. from Seminario Evangélico de Teología in Matanzas, Cuba. He has previously taught at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Pfeiffer University, and Seminario Baez Camargo in Mexico City. Dr. Wingeier-Rayo’s research interests are at the intersection of missiology and Methodist studies, in particular multicultural churches, Wesleyan mission theology, Latin American liberation theology and Pentecostalism. His academic work is informed by 15 years of missionary service where he served in Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley in S. Texas. Dr. Wingeier-Rayo is currently writing a book on a Wesleyan theology of mission and evangelism.
Ph.D., Chicago Theological Seminary, Theology, Ethics, and Culture
M.A., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Theological Studies
M.A., Evangelical Theological Seminary, Matanzas, Cuba, Theology
B.A., Earlham College, Human Development & Social Relations, and Spanish
La Evangelización y la Mission de Dios: Una Teología Bíblica, Nashville, TN: Wesley’s Foundery Books. 2020.
La Biblia atraves de los ojos de Juan Wesley: 52 clases de discipulado para pequeños grupos, with foreword by Justo González, Nashville, TN: Upper Room/Discipleship Resources, 2019.
Where are the Poor? A Comparison of the Ecclesial Base Communities and Pentecostalism—A Case Study in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
Cuban Methodism: The Untold Story of Survival and Revival, Atlanta, GA: Dolphins and Orchids, 2006.
Relevant Classes Taught
CM-249 United Methodism: History, Doctrine and Polity
CM-150 Leadership and Practices of the Missional Church
CM-205 Mission of the Church in the Contemporary World