William W. Grasham, Memorial
Bill was born on Aug. 2, 1930, in Phoenix. He preached for more than 60 years in Texas, California, Arizona, Germany and Scotland. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1962 and a master’s in history and Bible in 1968 from Pepperdine University. He studied at Fuller Theological Seminary and received a doctorate from the California Graduate School of Theology in 1970. He also received a Master of Divinity from Abilene Christian University in 1975. He was awarded a doctorate in 1985 from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland upon completion of a dissertation that examined the nature of the Qumran community, the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
For more than 15 years he taught Old and New Testament and biblical theology courses at the Center for Christian Education in Dallas. Bill also taught courses at both McMurry University and Abilene Christian University. He authored the two-volume “Truth for Today” commentary on the book of Genesis.