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Resume And Curriculum Vitae For Dr. Gary T. Meadors

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Married to Gloria Jean Durham 8/19/1967; no children
Hobbies: play banjo, golf

Home Address

14120 Chancellor St.
Fort Myers, FL 33905
616.822.5725 (cell)

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School Address

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
1001 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616.222.1558 (Michigan Office)


  • 1983 Doctor of Theology (Grace Theological Seminary)
  • 1979 Master of Theology (Grace Theological Seminary)
  • 1976 Master Of Divinity (Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana)
  • 1973 Bachelor of Theology (Piedmont Baptist College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
  • 1969 Diploma in Pastoral Studies (Shenandoah Bible College, Roanoke, Virginia

  • Continuing education:
            MLS degree program, Indiana University, Ft. Wayne
            Institute of Biblical Counseling (Dr. Larry Crabb)


I have extensive ministry experience, including service in home missions with Missions to Military (1969-71) in Norfolk, Virginia and Key West, Florida; several pastorates during his journey through seminary as well as numerous interim pastorates while teaching.

• My primary vocation has been as a Professor of Greek and New Testament in several Regional and ATS accredited institutions:

  • 2011: Shifted to Adjunct and Online teaching in Florida
  • 1995-2011: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • 1993-95: Baptist Bible Seminary of Pennsylvania
  • 1983-93: Grace Theological Seminary
  • 1979-83: Piedmont Baptist College

While not an area that I sought, I have served in numerous administrative positions such as Academic Dean, officer in regional professional societies, Chair of various departments and degree programs.

Honors And Awards

  • Graduated cum laude, Piedmont 1973
  • Homer A. Kent Sr. Award in Church History, GTS 1975
  • Graduated summa cum laude, GTS M.Div. 1976
  • Nominated for various Who's Who publications
  • Achieved Tenured Professor status in two institutions
  • Awarded 1996 Alumni Educational Achievement Award, Piedmont Baptist College

Professional Society Meberships Regularly Maintained

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute of Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Tyndale Fellowship

Courses Taught

College level:

Christian Ethics, Greek Elements, Hermeneutics, Historical Books (OT), Introduction to Philosophy, Life of Christ, Pentateuch, AGP Speed Reading, Study Skills.


English Bible of Daniel and Revelation, Matthew, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Greek Elements I and II, Intermediate Greek I and II, Greek Exegetical Methods I and II, Greek Exegesis of Colossians and Philemon, 2 Peter and Jude, James, Ephesians, Selections in 1 Corinthians, 1 Thessalonians, Pastoral Epistles, Use of the OT in the NT, Interdisciplinary Theology Seminar, Life of Christ, New Testament Backgrounds, Rapid Greek Reading, Various seminars in NT, New Testament Theology, A Biblical Theology for Doing God’s Will, Septuagint, Translation of Selections in Greek Literature, New Testament Textual Criticism, Hermeneutics, New Testament Biblical Theology.

Seminary Online:

Biblical Hermeneutics, New Testament Biblical Theology, The Book of Acts, 1 Corinthians, James, A Biblical Theology of God’s Will, New Testament Survey (Acts through Paul)

Audio Productions

  • Knowing God's Will: A ten tape audio series with notes. Cornerstone Communications. Grand Rapids, MI, 1996.
  • How to Read the Bible and Get More Out of It: A ten tape audio series with notes. Cornerstone Communications. Grand Rapids, MI, 1997.
  • Unveiling the Apocalypse: A ten tape audio series with notes. Cornerstone Communications. Grand Rapids, MI, 1998.
  • Living the Fruit of the Spirit: An eight hour lecture series on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians. Thursday Evening Bible Class, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, 2007.
  • A Biblical Theology for Knowing God’s Will: An eight part CD lecture series, Thursday Evening Bible Class, 2010.


  • The Identification of Helel ben Shachar in Isaiah 14:12. (M.Div 1976)
  • The Areopagus Address: A Judaeo-Christian Missionary Sermon. (Th.M. 1979)
  • The Poor in Luke's Gospel: An Analysis of Lukan Emphasis on the Poor in Light of Contemporary Evangelical Social Ethics. (Th.D. 1983)

Publications (books, articles, and other professional responses/papers)

  • • A response to the plenary paper God Says No: Some Observations on the Role of Restraint in Christian Sexual Ethics by Wayne G. Boulton. Midwestern Regional ETS Meeting March 23, 1991.
  • Aiding Fruit (testimonial). MTM Messenger, December 1999:9-10.
  • Can a Believer Fall from Grace? Spire 14:2 (Winter 1986):9-10.
  • Christ the Cure for the Fear of the Unknown Grace Magazine (Winter 1992-93):22-23.
  • • Consulting Editor for Leith Anderson, Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2005.
  • Decidiendo a la manera de Dios: Un nuevo modelo para conocer la voluntad de Dios. Vida/Zondervan, 2007.
  • Decision Making God’s Way: MENGAMBIL KEPUTUSAN TEPAT SESUAI KEHENDAK ALLAH. Indonesia: Kehidupan Kristen/Pertumbuhan Rohani, 2008
  • Decision Making God’s Way: A New Model for Knowing God’s Will. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, September 2003.
  • Discipleship: Another Nuance to Consider Expositor 4:3 (Fall 1993).
  • Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology Edited by Walter Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1996. I wrote articles on Abstain, Conscience, Mark of the Beast, New Heavens and New Earth, New Jerusalem, Power, Restore, Slavery, Unity and Diversity of Scripture
  • Exploring the Application of Text to Culture Talking Points presentation to a pastor’s conference at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, November 17, 2003
  • Faith, Love and Hope: A Literary Triad Formulated by Paul for His Missionary Proclamation 2007 Midwest Region Evangelical Theological Society, Winona Lake, Indiana.
  • Faith, Love and Hope: A Paradigm for Paul’s Missionary Preaching A Paper Presented to the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Toronto, Canada, November 2002.
  • Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. [Participants: Kaiser, Doriani, Vanhoozer, Webb, Strauss, Wolters, C. Wright]
  • John R. W. Stott on Social Action Grace Theological Journal 1:2ns (Fall 1980):129-147
  • Knowing God’s Will: A New Paradigm for Teaching A Paper Presented to the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Orlando, Florida, November 1998.
  • Living the Fruit of the Spirit Grace Magazine (Spring 1990):37, 39.
  • Love is the Law of Spiritual Formation. Presidential address to the Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 20, 1998.
  • New Testament Essays in Honor of Homer A. Kent, Jr., Editor. Winona Lake, IN: BHM Books, 1991.
  • Only Begotten or One and Only? Spire 13:1 (Spring 1984):5-6.
  • Paul, the Gospel and the Public Square: Revisiting Acts 17:16-34 in its Judaeo-Christian Context 2006 Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Probing the Redemptive Movement Hermeneutic: A Critique of William J. Webb, Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis (InterVarsity Press, 2001) A Seminar Held at Heritage Theological Seminary, Cambridge Ontario, Canada, January 17, 2005.
  • The "Poor" in the Beatitudes of Matthew and Luke Grace Theological Journal 6:2ns (Fall 1985):305-314.
  • Why Are They Looking for Jesus? The Jesus Seminar The Baptist Bulletin (December 1997):23-26.
  • Worldview and Resulting Values: Discerning the Will of God Beyond "Proof Texts" Paper presented at the Midwest Regional Evangelical Theological Society Meeting, March 19, 2004.


  • Lawrence Richards, A Practical Theology of Spirituality GTJ 9 (Spring 1988):159-160.
  • Gordon D. Fee The First Epistle to the Corinthians GTJ 11 (Spring 1990):104-106.
  • Thomas R. Schreiner Interpreting the Pauline Epistles GTJ 11 (Spring 1990):107-109.
  • Craig Blomberg 1 Corinthians The Application Series. JETS 41 (March 1998):145-146.
  • Allen Rhea Hunt The Inspired Body: Paul, the Corinthians, and Divine Inspiration JETS 42 (December 1999):753.
  • Clinton Arnold, Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary JETS 47 (September 2004).
  • Johnson, Alan F. 1 Corinthians IVPNTC. JETS 49 (March 2006):172-173.

Projects In Process

  • A Biblical Theology for Knowing God’s Will Biblical Theology for Life series. Zondervan, Projected 2011.
  • Faith, Love, and Hope: An Outline of Paul’s Missionary Preaching (as portrayed in Acts 17 with its Jewish proselyte themes and echoes of the triad faith, love, and hope). (being formulated)
  • Living the Fruit of the Spirit Paul’s Way (being formulated)
  • "Skype Greek—A Foray into Teaching Biblical Greek Online"