Graduate Theological Union

Horace Griffin

Horace GriffinPacific School of Religion
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

At GTU since 2009

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1995
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1993
M.Div., Boston University School of Theology, 1988
B.A., Morehouse College, 1983


Current research and teaching interests:

  • Pastoral Leadership (emphasis on Religious and Social Justice)
  • Practical Theology (Study of Narrative)
  • Pastoral Theology (specialization in gender and sexuality)
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Intersection of race and homosexuality in the context of Christianity, particularly, the Black Church

Selected publications:

  • Dishonor: Race, Sex and Power in Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple, forthcoming.
  • Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians and Gays in Black Churches, Pilgrim Press, 2006.