Dr. Karen Grant joined the CIU faculty in 2001 and continues to teach Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture courses. Previously she served as the Director of Student Activities at a public university in California (1982 to 1994) and as a youth minister at a church in Rockford, Illinois (1994 to 2001). Dr. Grant currently serves as the College Pastor at Temple Zion Baptist Church. She also serves as Vice-Chair for Bethel Christian Camp’s board of directors.
Dr. Grant enjoys traveling and has ministered cross-culturally in South Africa, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Kenya, and the Philippines. She is a major animal lover and enjoys gardening and kayaking in her backyard pond.
- DMin, Columbia International University
- MA, Moody Bible Institute
- Bible Certificate, Columbia International University
- MA, California State University, Stanislaus
- BA, California State University, Chico
- Studies on the Go: James, 1–2 Peter, 1–3 John, Zondervan (2014) contributor
- Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong & How to Get it Right, Abingdon Press (2013) contributor
- Breaking the Gender Barrier in Youth Ministry, Victor Books (1995) contributor
Awards and Honors
- SCICU (South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities) Excellence in Teaching Award (2022)