Samuel Escobar

Evangelical and contextual theologian, Peru

Samuel Escobar has been a leading Latin American theologian and missiologist since he first came to prominence at the International Congress on World Evangelisation at Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974, where he shared a stage with Francis Schaeffer, Carl Henry and John Stott. His most famous book, The New Global Mission, continues to be an influential text for anyone serious about global mission. A key participant in the Lausanne movement, he has also served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students; Palmer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, USA; the Board of International Ministries in Valencia, Spain and Eastern University.