Joe Grana

Professor at Hope International University

Joe Grana

Joe Grana

Professor at Hope International University

Biography

Hope International University -
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

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
Christina Holyland Foundation
World Education: Christian Scholarship Foundation
Society of Biblical Literature
Dare to Lead Conference Founder

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

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Interim and Itinerant Preacher
Intensive Teaching: Chile, Bahamas, Israel, Egypt, Mexico, and Local Churches
Workshop for CIY
Men's Retreats

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. 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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Benefit Plan Administrator at Hope International University

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Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hope International University

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Vice President for Student Affairs, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences at Hope International University

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Vice President for Enrollment Management at Hope International University

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Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hope International University

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Former Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Hope International University

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Former Director of Admissions at Hope International University

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Administrator at Hope International University

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Principal at Hope International University

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Part-Year Vice President Business & Finance at Hope International University

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