Senior Pastor, St. John’s (Burry’s) United Evangelical Protestant Church, Rochester, PA
Adjunct Professor of Theology, International Theological Seminary of Donetsk, Ukraine
Associate of Arts in Secondary Education, 1992 (Harford Community College, Bel Air,MD)
Bachelor of Science in English, 1994 (Towson State University, Towson, MD)
Master of Divinity, 2006 (Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS)
Win and his wife Denise are natives of northern Maryland, so the hills of Pennsylvania are not too far distant from the hills that they grew up calling home. Yet, their trip to Pennsylvania was not a direct one, having spent four-and-a-half years in Mississippi for seminary and five years in ministry in Florida.
Win began his preaching ministry prior to seminary, where he spent five years as a licensed lay-preacher in the United Methodist Church. Yet during this time, Win’s theology began shifting and by the time he and Denise were praying about seminaries, they knew that they would never be a fit for a pastorate in the Methodist Church. This led Win and Denise to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi and to the Presbyterian Church in America.
While studying in seminary, Win continued his preaching ministry, serving small PCA churches in rural Mississippi and one small OPC church plant in Natchidoches, Louisiana. In addition, Win preached weekly at Gateway Rescue Mission, a downtown Jackson homeless shelter, ministering to the men there.
After seminary, God led Win to serve in two contexts in the panhandle of Florida. First as the Discipleship Director/Chaplain of Rocky Bayou Christian School and secondly as the pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Milton, FL. As Discipleship Director, Win oversaw the spiritual life of the school, was a senior administrator, chair of the Bible Department, leadership development coach, and Bible Teacher as well as the counselor for the boys. As Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, he served around his school schedule to minister to this small congregation.
Currently, God has seen fit to bring Win, Denise, and their two children “back home” to the hills of western Pennsylvania, this time to serve in one context, as senior pastor of St. John’s (Burry’s) Church.
Since 2005, Win has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Theology for the International Reformed Seminary of Donetsk, Ukraine. As part of this commitment, Win teaches for two weeks each year in eastern Ukraine and has taught core courses on Reformed Theology, Christology, and Soteriology as well as electives on C.S. Lewis and the Practical Theology of Christian Benevolence. The seminary is operated by R.I.T.E.-Ukraine (Reformed International Theological Education).
Win’s writing has also demonstrated itself to be an important part of his ministry. His personal goal is to write on every passage of scripture as well as to author several theological pieces. He is a long way from that goal, though you can follow his progress by clicking on the various links to Win’s books on this site.
Books by Win Groseclose
Letters to the Churches in Asia: Reflections on Revelation 2-3
Words of Assurance: Reflections on the Epistles of John
The Preeminence of Christ: Reflections on Paul’s Letter to the Colossians
The Egyptian Hallel Psalms: Reflections on Psalms 113-118
Credo, Ergo Confiteor: I believe, therefore I confess
The Prophet, the Big Fish, and the Great God: Reflections on the Book of Jonah
Docens Coram Deo: Teaching Before the Face of God (Festschrift in honor of founders of RBCS, I served as editor and contributed 2 essays)
No Nice Christians!: Reflections of a Pastor, Teacher, Theologian
Faith in the Presence of Judgment: Reflections on the Laments and Song of Habakkuk
Saved From What???: A Brief Introduction to Christianity