Don Hargrove came to Faith Bible Church by way of Moscow, Idaho in September 1995. He has studied over thirty years under the I.C.E. (isagogical, categorical, exegetical) teaching of R.B. Thieme Jr. He received his training in the biblical languages from Dr. Glenn Carnagey, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has received his philosophical training in philosophical realism from Southern Evangelical Seminary
He is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (A.A.) and Trinity Seminary (B.A.) where he majored in Biblical studies. He is also a graduate of Tulsa Seminary of Biblical Languages with a Master's in Biblical Languages (eight semesters of both Biblical Hebrew and Greek). He is currently pursuing graduate studies in philosophy and Christian apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary.
His experience over the past twenty years has included serving as professor of graduate level seminary courses (hermeneutics, systematic theology, Greek, and Hebrew); as pastor-teacher of Faith Bible Church providing verse-by-verse exegetical studies of the Bible along with comprehensive doctrinal categorical studies. He has also taught a number of high-school Bible, Greek, and Hebrew classes.
Verse-by-verse teaching at Faith Bible Church focuses on the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew, the customs of the time during which each book was written, the systematic understanding of Scripture (doctrines), and the modern day application of Scripture. The philosophical foundation for all of these studies is philosophical realism. Don's studies and lessons help us to better understand God and His plan for our lives from both philosophical and theological perspectives.
Don and his wife, Patti, live in Tulsa. They have two children, Amy and Paul, who are young adults.