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 has served here at Burry’s church since 2011 and brings to the table a lot of diverse experiences. While in seminary, he spent 3.5 years serving as a chaplain for Gateway Rescue Mission in Jackson, Mississippi and also spent 5 years serving as a chaplain, Bible teacher, and administrator of Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville, Florida. In addition to his ministry experience here and in Florida, Pastor Win has also spent time teaching ministers in Russia, Kenya, and most regularly in Ukraine. He has also been a bit of a pilgrim when it comes to his denominational affiliations. He began preaching pulpit supply in the United Methodist Church, after 5 years of doing so, his theology had changed and thus he joined the Presbyterian Church in America when he entered seminary.

It would be in the PCA that Pastor Win would be ordained, but after 5 years in Florida, when he and his family came to Burry’s, he transferred his ordination to the local church due to distinctions in our church’s ecclesiology. Recently, Pastor Win has found a denominational home in the Reformed Church in the United States and his ordination credentials have again been transferred accordingly.

Pastor Win is an author and serves on the Board of Directors for Reformed International Theological Education — Ukraine as well as serving on the Advisory Board for The North American Reformed Seminary.

He is married to his wife, Denise since 1997 and they have two teenage children: Paul and Chloe. Win is a self-avowed “country boy” and practically lives in cowboy boots. He loves to read, write, garden, and play strategy games. His favorite theologian is John Dick, his favorite fictional character is Sherlock Holmes, and his favorite apologist is C.S. Lewis. He is a hard-core Mac user and loves spicy food.

Yet, deep down, Pastor Win is a pastor with a passion is to point people to truth within the Bible and to disciple those of Christ’s sheep who are genuinely hungry to learn and grow.