“Each semester we get to watch the Holy Spirit draw us together as we learn about particular subjects and share life together,” says Professor Grover Pinson. “It is wonderful to watch this go on every semester.” With a passion for understanding the biblical and historical sources for most topics, Professor Pinson has been teaching classes on Biblical Interpretation, Church History, Pastoral Care, and various other topics here at Stark College & Seminary since 2006.

A Corpus Christi native, Professor Pinson first began considering God after his high school graduation. “I was invited to a church softball game and then youth group at Morgan Avenue Baptist Church,” he tells us. “It was life changing for me. I was included in this group of youth who prayed and read Scripture together, and played and served together. I wanted more of that, so I went off to Hardin Simmons University in 1978.”

At Hardin Simmons University, Professor Pinson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion. He continued pursuing his passion for gaining a better understanding of the Bible with a Master of Divinity from Logsdon Seminary and with Doctoral Work in Pastoral Ministry from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute and George W. Truett Seminary. He currently is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Truett Seminary and his doctoral project is titled “A Critical Reflection and Contemporary Update of Richard Baxter’s 1656 Model of Providing Pastoral Care to Every Individual within the Parish or Congregation.” He has written and presented many papers and lectures on the topic of the biblical and historical sources for Christian ministry including “Joyful Care for the Marginalized: Towards an Understanding of the ‘Two-Fold Presence of Christ’ in the Life and Ministry of Mother Teresa.” Professor Pinson shares, “I love learning in community, pursuing wisdom and praxis together, and living life together in Jesus Christ.”

When Professor Pinson is not at SCS, you can find him as the pastor at Windsor Park Church, spending time with his wife and daughters, watching British TV, and eating breakfast at every taqueria in South Texas. He also would like everyone to know the best album in the world is Don Henley’s (of the Eagles) Cass County.