Faculty

Victor H. Cuartas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry & Global Missions

Bio

Dr. Victor Cuartas is originally from Cali, Colombia. He began his remarkable journey at Regent in 1999 when he began his M.Div. in Missiology in the School of Divinity. Later, he focused on church planting and ministry among the Hispanic community in Tidewater. Cuartas completed his D.Min. in Leadership and Renewal in 2006. Once he finished his doctoral studies, he began to teach at Regent in 2006.


He has been involved in pastoral ministry, global missions and church planting for nearly 20 years. Cuartas is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Oxford, United Kingdom. He is fluent in both Spanish and English, and has ministered extensively throughout the United States, and also in countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada, Spain and Morocco.


He enjoys teaching, preaching, researching, networking and mobilizing people to fulfill the Great Commission as a way of fulfilling God's calling on his life – to teach biblical principles that transform people's lives. He is passionate about partnering with different denominations and organizations to advance God's kingdom. He has been married for 22 years and has one daughter.

Publications

Published Books:


Empowering Hispanic Leaders: An Online Model. Fort Worth: TX, Church Starting Network, May 8, 2009.


Cuartas, Victor H. Capacitando Líderes Hispanos: Un Modelo En Línea. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.


Journal Articles:


Cuartas, Victor H. "The Power of Diversity in Global Missions." Evangelical Missions Quarterly 49, no.4 (October 2013), PP.448-452.


"Following Jesus' Example: Empowering leaders in Global Missions." The Pneuma Review: The Journal of Ministry Resources and Theology for Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministries and Leaders. Vol. 16, Number 1 (Winter 2013), 6-14.


"Siguiendo el Ejemplo de Jesús; Capacitando Líderes en Misiones Mundiales." Global Missiology in Spanish. October 2012.


Cuartas, Victor H. “Liderando Iglesias Misionales Que Expanden el Reino de Dios.” Global Missiology in Spanish, July 2011.


Cuartas, Victor H. (forthcoming, 2011). “The Kingdom of God and Ethnic Diversity in Global Missions.”


Cuartas, Victor H. “Ethical Implications and Challenges of Business as Mission in Creative Access Countries.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 47, no.3 (July 2011), 296-302.


“How to Lead a Missional Church That Expands God’s Kingdom.” The Pneuma Review: The Journal of Ministry Resources and Theology for Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministries and Leaders. Vol. 14, Number 1 (Winter 2011), 32-45.


Cuartas, Victor H. “El Reino de Dios y la Diversidad Étnica en Las Misiones Mundiales.” Global Missiology in Spanish, January 2011.


Cuartas, Victor H. “Annotated Bibliography: Publications Related to the Hispanics in United States.” Global Missiology, July 2010.


Cuartas, Victor H. “Demands of the Kingdom of God in Relation to Ethnic Diversity.” Lausanne World Pulse, May 2010.


Cuartas, Victor H. “Bibliografía Anotada: Publicaciones Relacionadas con los Hispanos en USA.” Global Missiology in Spanish, October 2009.


Cuartas, Victor H. “Implicaciones Éticas y los Desafíos de los Negocios Como Misión en los Países de Acceso Creativo.” Global Missiology in Spanish, July 2009.


Published Reviews:


Review of Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century. By Timothy C. Tennent in Evangelical Missions Quarterly 46, no.4 (October 2010): 504-506.


Selected Scholarly Presentations:


"Becoming a Hispanic Muslim: Factors that Shape the Evolving Hispanic Muslim Identity." Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), November 1, 2014. Indianapolis, Indiana.


"Conversion Narratives of Hispanic Muslim Converts," Weekly Lectures and Seminars at Oxford Center for Missions Studies (Oxford, UK), May 14, 2014.


"Agency and Role of Hispanic Muslim Converts in Washington DC area" Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), November 8, 2013. Boston, MA.


"Initial Stages Leading up to Conversion: A Case Study of Hispanic Muslim Converts in Metropolitan D.C. and New Jersey," Oxford Center for Mission Studies. Oxford, United Kingdom, January 16, 2013.


"A Case Study of a Hispanic Muslim Convert to Islam in Metropolitan D.C." Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), November 10, 2012. Phoenix, Arizona.


"A Method to Study the Conversion of Hispanics in North America to Islam," Weekly Lectures and Seminars at Oxford Center for Missions Studies (Oxford, UK), May 16, 2012.


"Colloquium on Conversion Narratives in Judaism, Christianity and Islam." Oakland University, Michigan, April 2, 2012.


Dynamics of Religious Conversion to Islam among the Hispanics in the United States. Society of Pentecostal Studies (SPS), Regent University, March 3, 2012.


"Latinos (as) and Hispanics in Global Missions." Converge 21, Regent University, March 2, 2012.


"Los Hispanos y el Islam en América." Comhina National Conference, "Porque Queda Mucho Por hacer," Miami, FL., November 3-5, 2011.


"Religious Conversion of Hispanics in America to Islam, "Oxford Center for Mission Studies. Oxford, United Kingdom, October 26, 2011.


Wisdom in Mission Conference. Theme: Reflecting on Mission, Preparing for Mission in 2010. Forum and Discussion. Henry Martyn Centre, Warwick, UK. May 10-11, 2011.


“The Kingdom of God and Ethnic Diversity in Global Missions: A Hispanic Perspective.” Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Memphis Theological Seminary and All saints Bible College. Memphis, TN. March 10-12, 2011.


Representing the Hispanic Missions Network from the United States. Panel Discussion “Ethnic Diversity in Global Missions: Hispanic Perspective.” Cape Town 2010, “The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization.” Cape Town, South Africa. October 14-25, 2010.


“Ethnic Diversity in Global Missions from the Hispanic Perspective” North American Mission Leaders Conference (NAMLC). Gathering of CrossGlobal Link, The Mission Exchange, and Evangelical Missiological Society. Charlotte, NC. September 23-25, 2010.


“Technology and GloCal Ministry in Hispanic Churches.” Association for Theological Education of Hispanics (AETH). Columbia Theological Seminary. Atlanta, Georgia. August 4-7, 2010.


“Urban Evangelism & Missions in Colombia,” Barranquilla, Colombia. March 2010.


“The Kingdom of God and Ethnic Diversity in Global Missions,” Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS), Greer, SC. March 19, 2010.


“The Power of Obedience,” Main Speaker, Graduation Ceremony 2009. World Harvest Institute. Somoto, Nicaragua. December 6, 2009.


“The Importance of Unity,” Rabat, Morocco, September 5, 2009.


"Ethical Implications and Challenges of Business as Mission in Creative Access Countries." Evangelical Missiological Society, Chattanooga, TN. April 3 2009.


“Hispanic Realities and Implications for Ministry and Missions,” Hispanic Heritage Month Symposium. Regent University, VA Beach, VA, October 2008


“Online Education among Hispanics in USA,” Boston, MA-July 2008


“The Importance of the Hispanics in Missions’ Mobilization,” Regent University, VA Beach, VA, June 2008


“The Importance of Strategic Networking,” Atlanta, GA, October 2007


“Understanding the Generations in Missions, “Dallas, TX, September, 2007


“Blessed to be a Blessing,” Impacto Mundial, Houston, TX September 2007


“Transformational Leadership,” Guatemala City, Guatemala- March 2007


“The State of the World in Missions,” Cali, Colombia- January, 2007


“The Reality of Missions in Spain,” Algeciras, Spain- November, 2006.


 “Doing Missions with God’s Heart,” San Salvador, El Salvador, June 2006


Current Research:


Ethnic Diversity in Global Missions


Pentecostalism and Charismatism in Colombia and Venezuela


Potential & Influence of Latino/Hispanics in Global Missions


Religious Conversion of Hispanics in North America


Religious Landscape of Hispanics in the United States

Affiliations

American Society of Missiology (ASM); Asociación Para La Educación Teológica Hispana (Association for Theological Education of Hispanics); Comibam-Cooperación Misionera Iberoamericana (Missions’ Network for Ibero America); Comhina-Cooperación Misionera de los Hispanos de Norteamérica (Missions’ Network for the Hispanics in North America); Christ for the Nations Institute - (CFNI) Ordained Minister; Church of God, Cleveland TN - Ordained Bishop; Confraternidad de Pastores y Ministros Hispanos de Tidewater (Tidewater Hispanic Pastors and Ministers Fellowship); Dios Está Presente Church (Cali, Colombia) Ordained Minister; Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS); Global Missiology (GM); Hispanic Evangelical Scholars Association (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference-NHCLC); International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS); Missio Nexus (Formerly The Mission Exchange); Semilla – Latin American Leadership Program. Scholarship Selection Committee Member; Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS); Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR).

Meet Our Faculty

Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil

Dean

Professor

Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

757.352.4193 clbekker@regent.edu
Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Clifton R. Clarke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & World Christianity

757.352.4538 cclarke@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Dean of Academics

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757-352-4972 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Antipas L. Harris, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Practical Ministry

Director of the Youth and Urban Renewal Center

Ordained Elder, A House of the Living God, Church of Jesus ChristMember, Calvary Alliance of Churches and Ministries

757.352.4419 aharris@regent.edu
Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages and New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4401 joseumi@regent.edu
Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu

Adjunct

Johnathan Alvarado, Ph.D.
Antoinette Alvarado, Ph.D.
Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Anderson
Richard Bliese, Ph.D.
Patrick Bopp, Ph.D.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Robert Burge, Ph.D.
Daniel Castelo, Ph.D.
Kristina Chalfin, Ph.D.
Randy Clark, Ph.D.
Michael Di Fuccia
Willis Dowling, Ph.D.
Charles Fox, Ph.D.
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.
Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Thomas Jones, Ph.D.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Lee Martin, Ph.D.
Patricia Mercier, Ph.D.
Seth Moore, Ph.D.
Eric Newberg, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Louis Oliverio, Ph.D.
Jeremy Perigo
Steven Pounds
Daniel Rollins, Ph.D.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Uwe Scharf, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Walter Sundberg, Ph.D.
Harold Synan, Ph.D.
Graham Twelftree, Ph.D.
Joseph Umidi, Ph.D.
Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells
Mark Wilson
Amos Yong, Ph.D.