William P

William P. “Bill” Griffin was born in Fort Wayne, IN in 1957, and grew up in Boulder, CO. He and his wife Terry have lived in Springfield since 1995. They have three adult children.


Dr. Griffin completed a BA in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Biblical Languages at Evangel College (now University) in 1985. In 1988 he earned a Masters of Divinity from Harvard University with an emphasis in Old Testament and Hebrew. In 1995 he earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Emory University. His dissertation (published as The God of the Prophets) used content analysis to examine divine activity in some prophetic literature. He also did reconstruction and translation of Dead Sea Scrolls. He is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Evangel University, where he has taught since 1995. He is currently writing an introductory Biblical Hebrew grammar. His personal website is www.drbill.net, where one can find (among other things) many recordings of humorous and satirical music on a wide variety of topics.