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Francisco Cotto

Francisco Cotto

Assistant Professor of Applied Theology and Church Ministries
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  • Department:
    Applied Theology and Church Ministries
  • Location:
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
  • Position:
  • Start Date:
    July 2023
  • Personal Information:

    Dr. Cotto served as the Lead Pastor of Village Church of Oak Park and the Campus Teaching Pastor of Village Bible Church in Naperville. He is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America. He has been in Chicago radio for more than 20 years, currently heard weekday mornings on WBBM Newsradio 780/105.9.

  • Educational Background:

    BA, Western Illinois University 

    MA, Talbot School of Theology 

    MDiv, Moody Theological Seminary 

    DMin, Talbot School of Theology

  • Publications:

    Reviews: Hebrews: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching by Herbert W. Bateman and Steven W. Smith. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2021, Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society 21, no. 2 (September 2021): 127-29. 

    A Commentary on James by Aída Besançon Spencer. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2020, Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society 21, no. 1 (March 2021): 153-55.

  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Dr. Cotto met his wife Anna when they were both students at Moody Theological Seminary and they have been married since 2004. They have three children, Gabriella, Louis, and Eliana. He is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the Evangelical Theological Society. He enjoys used bookstores, the Cubs and eating carbs.