Faculty

Theologians Rooted in the Local Church

Who Do You Follow?

Following those who follow Christ is critical to the Christian life (1 Cor. 11:1). Our professors are godly men, qualified through practical ministry experience and academic rigor.


Skilled Ministry Leaders

Fittedness to teach should not rest solely on degree completion. Grimké College brings you learned professors with years of practical, ministry in the local church.


Subject Matter Experts

Educated in the local church and the world’s best seminaries, our professors are expert communicators and highly-trained in thier fields of study.


Your Pastor As Mentor

Recognizing and training leaders is essential to the church’s calling. Therefore, we believe your pastor plays a chief role in helping you apply what you learn in service to your church.

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

—Luke 6:40

Our Distinguished Faculty


Meet Professor Joe Holland

Dean of Grimké College

Professor Holland is a highly trusted theological editor and leadership coach, having over two decades of pastoral experience. He holds a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Bacherlor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Virginia. As Dean, Professor Holland will serve as your primary faculty contact, walking alongside you through our degree program.

Contributing Faculty

Throughout your study, you’ll learn from a diverse mix of Reformed scholars—from local church pastors to popular authors and speakers.

  • Bryan Laughlin

    Professor of Theology and Missiology

    20 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MDiv, ThM, PhD Studies

  • Dr. Doug Logan, Jr.

    Professor of Urban Ministry

    25 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MAM, Hon. DDiv

  • Dr. Tony Merida

    Professor of Preaching

    20 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MDiv, ThM, PhD

  • Doug Ponder

    Professor of Biblical Studies

    15 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MDiv, ThM

  • Brian Key

    Professor of Urban Ministry

    15 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MDiv

  • Dr. Mark Becton

    Professor of Spiritual Formation

    40 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MARE, MDiv, PhD

  • Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr.

    Professor of Urban Ministry

    25 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MAR, DPhil

  • Dr. Aaron Lumpkin

    Professor of Church History

    15 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MDiv, PhD

  • Brian Howard

    Professor of Church Leadership

    20 Years in Pastoral Ministry
    MA

Classes begin Spring 2023.
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