Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. Ph. D., D.D. is the first President of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Professor of Practical and Systematic Theology. Dr. Pipa obtained his Ph. D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia in 1985 and was awarded his Doctor of Divinity degree by the Board of Trustees of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2015. He has been the pastor of several churches, has authored a number of books, and been the editor of and a contributor to various publications. Dr. Pipa and his wife, Carolyn, live in Greenville, SC. Dr. Pipa’s daughter, Sara, is married to John Belden, who is the pastor of an OPC congregation in Metamora, Michigan. His son, Joey, is married to Ronda. They live in Greer, SC. Dr. and Mrs. Pipa have ten grandchildren.