Faculty Guides

Dr. Tim Laniak

Professor of Old Testament
Charlotte Campus Dean

B.A. (Wheaton College)
M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Graduate Studies (Institute of Holy Land Studies, Brandeis University)
Th.D. (Harvard Divinity School)

Dr. Laniak has served as a missionary in 15 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has worked cross-culturally at institutions in Boston. He is Director of Shepherd Leader Ministries (www.shepherdleader.com), a ministry focused on equipping leaders to think biblically about their roles.


Dr. Rollin Grams

Adjunct Professor of New Testament
Director of the Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity

B.A. (University of Michigan)
M.T.S. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Ph.D. (Duke University)

Dr. Grams has spent much of the past 20 years overseas as a missionary in theological education in Kenya, Ethiopia, Croatia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Currently, he is a lecturer in New Testament at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, where he is also a research tutor and a supervisor in the doctoral program.


Dr. Steve Klipowicz

Director of Ministry Formation

B.A. (University of Illinois)
M.Div. (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Ed.D. (University of Illinois)

Dr. Klipowicz comes to Gordon-Conwell—Charlotte from Chicago, where he was Director of Ministries for WCFC-TV38. Prior to his work in television programming, he was Associate Director of the Church Law and Tax Report in Matthews, NC. Much of his ministry has focused on developing professional and educational training seminars for ministers and students.