By Whitney Knight
Dr. David Grubbs lived a true servant’s life. Born into a family of Church of God pastors, Grubbs grew in the Lord from a young age. His parents, J. D. and Inez, served churches in much of the southeast as well as Indiana. There, Grubbs attended Anderson College—known today as Anderson University—and graduated in 1960. Fourteen years later, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the institution.
As an ordained Church of God minister of more than fifty years, Grubbs served congregations in Tennessee, Ohio, and California. In 1990, he founded David Grubbs and Associates, a consulting and fundraising firm specializing in raising major gifts for churches, schools, universities, and civic organizations, as well as assisting in philanthropic endeavors. Because of Grubbs, hundreds of millions of dollars were raised for his clients.
His son, Rev. Marty Grubbs, senior pastor of Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City, said his father had a deep friendship with Dr. James Earl Massey.
“They had a commitment to serving the church,” Marty Grubbs said. “Together they formed a preaching clinic that, for years, taught ministers the art of expository preaching. This scholarship fund is one way to honor my father’s love for Biblical teaching and for the Church of God, as well as his deep appreciation for the leadership of Dr. Massey.”
That’s a decorated legacy that his family is keeping alive with the establishment of the Dr. David Grubbs Church Leadership Scholarship. Designed for the School of Wesleyan Studies within the Dr. J. E. Massey Center for Ministry and Leadership, the scholarship is designed to meet some of the school’s monthly subscription costs.
The scholarship can be applied toward tuition or fees associated with The School of Wesleyan Studies for an individual pastor or be used to enroll a church in the congregational subscription.
To apply for the Dr. David Grubbs Church Leadership Scholarship, please visit wesleyanschool.macu.edu.
Mid-America Christian University offers a Christian liberal arts education through two dynamic colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers undergraduate degrees to traditional residential and daytime commuting students at the main campus in south Oklahoma City. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) makes college education affordable and accessible to busy working adults and graduate students. Degree programs are offered online or on-ground at the main campus or through MACU’s north Oklahoma City location. MACU is an endorsed agency of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Visit www.macu.edu for more information.