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Al Santino
Santino, Alfred

Adjunct Professor of Ministry


Al Santino is a native of New York City who has been involved in ministries of mercy, justice and community organizing since 1986.  He received his Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Seminary in 2010.  He is currently Director of Community Engagement training for Redeemer City to City as well as Community Coordinator for Viva Uptown Inc working for youth development in the Washington Heights community of New York City.

Education and Credentials
  • DMin (community development), Erskine Theological Seminary
  • MA (biblical studies), International School of Theology
  • Certified Trainer and Coach, Communities First Association
Recent Publications
  • “Bringing Shalom to the Community Table: Community Development as an Act of Ministry.” Journal of Urban Mission 1:1 (2010).
  • “Case Management: Creating a Plan for Change Through Covenantal Commitment,” Communities First Association, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 2005.
Experience and Ministry
  • Assistant Director, Community Engagement – development and justice ministries, New York
  • Director, Viva Uptown Inc. – Coalition of Local Churches and Ministries
  • Philadelphia School of Bible and Urban Mission
  • Founder, The Bronx Christian Study Center
  • Discipleship ministries, Bronx, NY
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