Win Groseclose

Senior Pastor

A.A. Secondary Education, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

B.S. English, Towson State University, Towson, MD

M.Div, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS

 

Pastor Win and his wife, Denise, were born and raised in rural northeastern Maryland, about an hour outside of Baltimore. Though they did not begin dating until after college, both grew up in the same community and attended the same church and schools. After five years of pulpit supply in the Methodist tradition he was raised in, Win's theological convictions became Reformed, leading him to attend Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS.

 Win and Denise’s children (Paul and Chloe) can claim southern roots as they were both born while Win was attending RTS. During that time, Win served as regular pulpit support for several small Presbyterian churches (PCA and OPC) in MS and LA. Win also served as a chaplain for the homeless men of Gateway Rescue Mission, a group which he served for more than three years.

 Upon graduation from seminary, Win and Denise moved to Crestview Florida where Win received a call from Rocky Bayou Christian School to serve as their Discipleship Director and Chaplain. Win served as a senior administrator, Chair of the Bible Department, Bible Teacher, Leadership Development Director, and as the Boy’s Counselor while at the school. While serving at Rocky Bayou Christian School, Win also accepted the call to serve Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) as their pastor.

After five years in Florida, it became obvious that God was opening doors for Win and Denise to move their family closer to home, more specifically, to western Pennsylvania. While the family grew a great deal during their sojourn in the deep south, they are pleased to be further north once again, closer to family, and in a climate that has four distinct seasons.

 In addition to Win’s pastoral work, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the International Reformed Theological Seminary of Donets’k, Ukraine, where Win teaches classes in Systematic and Historical Theology. In addition, due to his affiliation with the seminary in Ukraine, in 2008, Win was one of three American Scholars who presented papers at the International Calvin 500 Conference held in Moscow, Russia — his topic: “Calvin, Apologist of the Reformation,” focused largely on Calvin’s interaction with Cardinal Sadolet who was seeking to entice the church in Geneva to return to Rome.

Win is a self-affirmed “country boy” who practically lives in cowboy boots and enjoys target shooting, gardening, and splitting wood with his double-bit axe. He also has a passion for strategy games, writing, and reading. His favorite theologian is John Dick, his favorite preacher is J.C. Ryle, his favorite Christian apologist is C.S. Lewis, and his favorite fictional character is Sherlock Holmes. He is also a hard-core Mac user and a fan of very spicy foods. Win has authored over a dozen books and has a personal goal of translating and writing on every verse of scripture in the Bible.

 

Pastor Win also serves on the Advisory Board for The North American Reformed Seminary, on the Board of Directors for Reformed International Theological Education and moderates the Reformed Institute of Theology discussion group on LinkedIn.