Juan Martínez is associate provost for diversity and international programs, the academic director of the Hispanic Center and associate professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is an ordained Mennonite Brethren pastor. His academic work focuses on Latino Protestantism in the United States. He is particularly interested in Latino Protestant identity in the midst of acculturation and how that impacts Protestant understandings of church and pastoral ministry. He is also researching how poor transnational Latinos are involved in unique forms of Christian mission.
Most recently Martínez published the books: Los Protestantes An Introduction to Latino Protestantism in the United States (2011); Churches, Cultures & Leadership A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities (with Mark Lau Branson, 2011); and Walk with the People Latino Ministry in the United States/Caminando entre el pueblo Ministerio latino en los Estados Unidos (2008). He co-edited Los Evangélicos Portraits of Latino Protestantism in the United States with Lindy Scott (2009 English, 2004 Spanish); and Vivir y servir desde el exilio with Jorge Maldonado (2008). He was also a regional editor of IVP's Global Dictionary of Theology (2008).
Martínez has published articles in many journals in both English and Spanish, including the Journal of Mennonite Studies, Kairos, Mennonite Quarterly Review, New Mexico Historical Review, Esperanza en Camino, Apuntes, and Direction.