Faculty

Joseph C. Grana II, D. Min.

Photo - Joseph C. Grana II, D. Min. Dean of Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies; Professor, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies

Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1285
Email: jgrana@hiu.edu
Office: Nutwood Rm 301

EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Pastoral Counseling, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
  • Master of Divinity in New Testament, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • M.A. in Church Growth, Hope International University
  • M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • B.A. in Christian Ministries, Lincoln Christian College

CREDENTIALS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • Ordained Minister

COURSES:

  • Ministry of the Word (Homiletics)
  • Greek Tools for Literary Exegesis
  • Hebrew Tools for Literary Exegesis
  • Life of Christ
  • Leadership Skills
  • John
  • Biblical Theology
  • Hebrews

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Associate Director of the Southern California Evangelistic Association, 1991-1999
  • Member of the Academy of Homiletics
  • Board Member for the following organizations:
    • Angeles Crest Christian Camp
    • Christian HolyLand Foundation
    • Christian Scholarship Foundation
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Dare to Lead Conference Founder
  • Stone Campbell Journal Board

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Theology
  • Biblical Studies
  • Practical Ministry
  • Church Planting
  • Preaching

PUBLICATIONS:

Shepherding in the Local Church: Program of Pastoral Care for Church Members, 1982
Sports in the Bible: Sermons and Sports Stories, 1994
Preaching Through Tears: Essays in Honor of Dr. Wayne Shaw, 2000
What God Thinks of Kids: A Theological and Sociological Look at Children in the Scriptures, 2002
Models of Ministry and Leaderships that Work: Edited Work on Various Leadership Styles, 2006
Models of Church Planting: (Electronic) Stories of Various Church Plants, 2006
Numerous articles in Christian Standard and Stone-Campbell Journal
"Essays of Hope” 2012
"Essays of Hope Future” 2012

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Intensive Teaching: Ecuador, Peru
  • Interim and Itinerant Preacher
  • Intensive Teaching: Chile, Bahamas, Israel, Egypt, Mexico, and Local Churches
  • Workshop for CIY
  • Men's Retreats
  • Workshops at International Conference on Missions

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

I've been married to Linda (Clifton) Grana since 1969. We have four children: Jolynne, Joey, and Julia; an adopted daughter, Keenan; Sons-in-law Joey Aszterbaum and Ian DiOrio; grandchildren Kyler, Josie, Ethan, Ellie, Semeia, Asha, Zion. I enjoy sports, especially the Chicago Cubs!! (Next year is here!) I also enjoy playing basketball, going on adventures with my family, and movie-going.

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT/ FAVORITE QUOTE/ SCRIPTURE/ PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:

"...to present an acceptable worship unto God which demonstrates itself in introducing people to Christ and nurturing people in Christ to present everyone mature in Christ." (Colossians 1:28)

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