Dr. Grossman received a B.S. in Philosophy with a chemical engineering minor from the University of California (Berkeley). He went on to obtain a B.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a STM and D.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary, Lakeland, Florida; and finally earned his Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy from Reformation International Theological Seminary (RITS), Fellsmere, Florida.
Dr. Grossman is the professor for Modern Church History, Pastoral Theology and Creeds and Confessions for RITS and also serves on our board of advisors. He also consults with Reformation Christian Ministries (RCM) regarding their common interest in work with churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has long been a user and promoter of RCM’s Good News Bible Study.
He has been Associate Professor of Church History and Ministerial Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Orange City, Iowa and serves presently on their board. He served the Reformed Church in the United States as a Church planter of Hope Reformed Church, Pierre, South Dakota; Northland Reformed Church, Kansas City, Missouri; and currently Providence Reformed Church, Vermillion, South Dakota. He pastored the Odessa Yoked Charge at Herreid and Artas, South Dakota; Grace Reformed Church, Mitchell, South Dakota; Peace Reformed Church, Garner, Iowa; and was co-founder of the Free Reformed Church of Kenya. He also served as President of the Covenant East Classis, RCUS and Vice President of the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States.
Dr. Grossmann has written a number of books and articles for theological journals and other printed publications. With Elector Publications, he published
"What We Think Before We Think: A Presuppositional Apologetics
"Outline History of the Reformed Church in the United States"
"The Protestant Reformation and World History"
"Ten Lessons for Students; The Meaning and Application of Biblical Baptism"
and "The Holy Catholic Church and Its Biblical Government."
He was co-editor of "You Shall Be My People," published by the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States. His published articles include
"The Sabbath of Hebrews 4:9"
"The Calvinist Ground of True Evangelism"
"The Light He Called Day"
and numerous Book Reviews.
He also published over 150 articles in several magazines.
He has been intimately involved in foreign missions through his denominational efforts and traveled to Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist in the founding of a new Reformed denomination. He serves informally as an advisor to Reformation Christian Ministries in mission affairs in his area of familiarity.
He resides with his wife, Pauline, in Vermillion, South Dakota. The Grossmanns have five living children: Jonathan, a medical doctor is in family practice in Orange City, IA; Dorthea and her husband now live in Sioux City, IA; Lydia, a housewife in Minneapolis, MN; Ruth is now doing intensive care nursing in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; and James is now a licensed preacher in the Reformed Church of the United States serving two congregations while preparing for more ordination exams. All are members of good solid Reformed or Presbyterian churches.