The School of Ministry
Intercultural Studies (UG)
Biblical and Theological Studies (UG)
Ministry Leadership Studies (UG)
Full Name: Mike Griffin
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.S., University of Central Florida; M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Seminary; Additional Studies: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Carson-Newman College; Kent State University; Mercer University.
Mike has over thirty years of teaching experience and seventeen years of cross-cultural
experience comprising over fifty trips to the Middle East, including an extended stay
in Cairo for immersion in Arabic. He has developed and implemented various training
programs to prepare participants in cross-cultural initiatives in Latin America, Europe,
Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Mike enjoys teaching and mentoring students as
they embrace a passion to demonstrate God’s love to all the nations. Mike’s current
research interest is in the field of anthropology. His recent research paper for
Harvard University focuses on persons with disabilities in the cultural context of
honor and shame in the Middle East. Mike is currently completing his Ph.D. in applied
theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His dissertation focuses on
honor and shame in Middle Eastern culture. Mike and his wife, Carrie, have five children.
They enjoy traveling and building relationships with people of other cultures.