Grubbs Continues Service on University of Mount Olive Board

MOUNT OLIVE – The Reverend Herman Adrian Grubbs Jr. of Deep Run is serving his 12th year as a member of the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees on the Student Affairs Committee. “I want to do my part in advancing the cause of Christ in the Original Free Will Baptist Church, and I feel that University of Mount Olive is the key to the future of Original Free Will Baptists,” said Grubbs. The 30 member Board is charged with the oversight and governance of the College.  MOC Trustees have the responsibility of establishing the identity of University of Mount Olive through leading, planning and interpreting.
Grubbs, a retired pastor, earned his associate’s degree from Mount Olive Junior College, his bachelor’s degree in physics from North Carolina Wesleyan College and his master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Having been in the active pastorate for well over 40 years, and having served on various boards, committees and offices in the Original Free Will Baptist Denomination, I feel that by my knowledge and experience with the denomination, I can make a contribution to the College.”
Grubbs once served as secretary, training officer and chief of the Deep Run volunteer fire department. He was recognized as Fireman of the Year in 1982 and as the Deep Run OFWB Teacher of the Year for 1993 to 1994.
Grubbs is married to Jo Ann Lewis Grubbs and attends Deep Run OFWB Church.
University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit