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Gerald Griffin

Faculty/Speech and Old and New Testament
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2506

Classes Taught:

  • Hebrews
  • History of Ancient Israel 1
  • History of Ancient Israel 2
  • Luke
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Speech 1

Speaking Topics:

Gerald can be scheduled to speak at your church or organization on the following topics:

  • Bible
  • Church Leadership Seminars
  • Evangelism
  • Old Testament Book - Ecclesiastes

View OCC's full list of available speakers and their topics!

Degrees Received:

  • Bachelor of Theology (New Testament), 1980, Ozark Bible College
  • Master of Arts (Practical Ministry), 2003, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary

Other Studies:

  • Cincinnati Christian Seminary

Ministry/Job History:

  • Youth Ministry, Otwell (AR) Christian Church, 1977-1978
  • Youth Ministry, Racine (MO) Christian Church, 1979
  • Preaching Ministry, Racine (MO) Christian Church 1979-1999
  • Professor (part time), Ozark Christian College 1987-1992, 1999-2000
  • Professor, Ozark Christian College, 2001-Present

Personal Information:

Gerald is from Memphis, TN, but has lived in the Joplin area since 1975. He married Sally (Hermann) in 1978. He and Sally have a daughter, Bethany Grimmett, and a son, Micah. Bethany lives in Joplin with her husband, Clint and the Griffins’ grandchildren, Lillian, Caleb, and Hannah. Micah lives in Seneca with his wife, Tiffany and the Griffins’ grandson, Hunter.

Griff graduated from OCC in 1980 with a Bachelor of Theology Degree (New Testament major). He received his Master of Arts (Practical Ministries) from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 2003. Prior to joining the OCC faculty full time in July of 2001, he served for 20 years as the Preaching Minister with the Racine (MO) Christian Church. During that time he taught a few semesters for OCC on a part-time basis. The Griffins are still members of the Racine Christian Church.

Griff’s hobbies include playing the guitar (badly), singing (privately), and pulling for the St. Louis Cardinals. Griff has had articles published in various publications, including Christian Standard, The Lookout, Preaching Magazine, Restoration Herald, and The Evangelical Visitor.

This school year Griff is teaching History of Ancient Israel, Speech One, Personal Evangelism, Hebrews, and Luke.