Dr. Grear Howard received his Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University, his M.Div. degree from Southwestern Seminary, and his doctorate from Golden Gate Seminary. Prior to coming to Truett Seminary in 2001, Dr. Howard's places of service included Minister to Single Adults at Richardson Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, TX; Baptist Student Ministries director at McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College; BSM Associate Director at Baylor University; Bible teacher and Baptist Student Ministries Director at what is now Texas A&M Commerce, TX; BSM Director at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Howard has spoken at numerous churches in Texas as well as leading marriage retreats and discipleship weekends.
Dr. Howard teaches Student (College) Ministry and Family Ministry.
He also serves as Truett's Assistant Dean of Student Services. This responsibility includes directing recruitment, marketing, admissions, scholarships, and student activities.