Dr. Karen Grant

Youth Minister

Temple Zion Baptist Church

  • Dr. Karen Grant currently is the Youth Director and serves on the Ministerial team at Temple Zion Baptist Church

  • Dr. Grant was born and raised with her younger brother in Palo Alto, California, south of San Francisco.

  • Dr. Grant came to know Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at the age of 20.

  • She earned a Bachelors degree in Recreation Administration and a Masters degree in Education and Counseling from two California State Universities.

  • Dr. Grant worked 12 years as the Director of Student Activities at California State University, Stanislaus.

  • While volunteering in a large local church youth ministry in Modesto California, God called Dr. Grant to full-time service ministering to youth.

  • In 1994, she accepted a Youth Ministry position at First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford, Illinois where she served for seven years.  Feeling the need for more biblical training, Dr. Grant worked on completing a Masters in Ministry degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

  • In 2001, Dr. Grant was offered a teaching position in the Youth Ministry department @ Columbia International University where she still serves; training and equipping students to reach this generation for Jesus Christ.

  • In 2009, she completed her Doctor in Ministry degree from CIU.

  • In addition to teaching at CIU and ministering at Temple Zion, Dr. Grant serves on the Board of Directors at Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC.