Rev. Larry Grubb says he answered a call to ministry because he wanted to help himself and others to “explore the limits of who we really are in a world of such promise.” He continues. “Life is to be celebrated and enjoyed. I cherish the gift of being a person in the special time in which we live. I find great joy exploring the possibilities life offers us, learning from others and sharing the gift of relationships with interesting and beautiful people.” He says he strives to live a life of unconditional love.
Larry has been on the staff at FUMC since 1974. “After many years serving as a minister of counseling in this church, I love being able to minister to our older and confined members. They are full of such beautiful history and wonderful stories. They are so appreciative of being remembered by their church.”
Married to Patty for 59 years, they have three living children who Larry says, “all have wonderful partners in their lives.” Their oldest daughter, physically and mentally challenged, died when she was 29 years old, in 1984.
When he is not ministering, Larry’s hobby is working on antique clocks, and he likes to imagine the stories they could tell. “Imagine being on someone’s mantle during the Civil War!” He also enjoys reading.
Larry was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, and his father was a Methodist minister. He spent most of his early life in Western Oklahoma. He holds a B.A. from Oklahoma City University and an M.Div. from Garrett Theological Seminary.