Dick Gruber, D.Min.
Phoenixville, PA / University of Valley Forge
Dr. Gruber is an ordained Assemblies of God children’s minister. Since 1975, Dick has served as a husband, then daddy, volunteer, paid pastor, camp speaker, and children’s ministry specialist. He is currently the Professor of Children and Family Studies at University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He has authored three children’s ministries books: Children’s Church: Turning Your Circus into a Service, Cultivating a Cutting-Edge Children’s Church, and Focus on Children. He is the creator of Sam Saint Super Sleuth and other costume characters.
Over two hundred of Dick’s articles have appeared in children’s ministries publications worldwide. Dr. Gruber has an intense burden for winning boys and girls to Jesus that is tempered by a practical humorous approach to this ministry. He and his wife, Darlene, have ministered to children and children’s workers in conferences, camps, and seminars across America and on four continents. Dr. Gruber has recently been chosen as one of Group Publishing’s Top Twenty most influential and impacting voices in children’s ministries today.