Director of Cook Library and Assistant Professor of Theology
Dr. Daniel F. Flores has over 25 years of ministerial experience in churches and para-church ministries in England, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin. For 16 years he has taught Bible, history, and theology in the USA and faraway places such as Argentina, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, England, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Before coming to WTS, he was a Public Services Librarian and US history instructor at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas. As part of his commitment to the community, he served as a UMC endorsed Chaplain, 1st Lieutenant, of the Texas State Guard. He developed his appreciation of the global church while serving five years as a member of the World Methodist Council and the World Methodist Council Committee on Education.
Dr. Flores is active in the American Theological Library Association, the Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies, and the Wesleyan Theological Society. He and his wife, Rev. Thelma Herrera Flores, lead Life Together Ministries / Misión Holland, an outreach ministry to migrant agricultural workers.
Elder, United Methodist Church
Fellow, State of Formation, Betty-Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership, Hebrew College-Boston University, 2017-2018
Fellow, Engle Preaching Institute, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005, 2007
Fellow, Dissertation Year Award, Hispanic Theological Initiative, 2002-2003
“St. Jerome, the patron saint of librarians and archivists, famously drew upon his deep love for reading and collecting books to establish the Papal Library in Rome. The tools, methods, and resources of theological librarianship have changed much since the fourth century. However, our passion for this sacred ministry has not waned. As Director of the Cook Library, I am committed to upholding the primacy of God’s Word by promoting theological scholarship in the Reformed tradition and facilitating meaningful dialogue with our ecumenical partners. For our faculty and seminary patrons, this translates into expert reference services and expanded access to some of the finest theological resources available.
Soli Deo Gloria!”
Respectable Methodism: Nathan Bangs and the Rise of Respectability in the Methodist Episcopal Church (Expected 2022). Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications.
Profetas: The Prophetic Work of the Hispanic Church. Expected 2021. Nashville, Tennessee: GBHEM Publishing.
Life in the Spirit: A Wesleyan Perspective. 2017. Fort Worth, Texas. Olive Stone Press.
“Historical contributions of Southwest desert cultures and religions to Hispanic evangelicalism.” The Hispanic Evangelical Church in the United States: history, ministry, and challenges. 2016. Editor Samuel Pagan. Elk Grove, California. National Hispanic Leadership Conference.
Nathan Bangs: The Architect of American Methodism. 2015. Fort Worth, Texas. Olive Stone Press.
“Elias Gabriel Galvan.” Hispanic American Religious Cultures. 2009. Editor Miguel De la Torre. Santa Barbara, California. ABC-CLIO publications.
“Catholic Spirit.” “Kingdom of God.” “Justice.” Wesley Study Bible. 2009. Editor Joel Green. Nashville, Tennessee. Abingdon Press.