Dr. Gregory V. Trull

Professor of Biblical Studies and Preaching
Dean of the School of Ministry




  • B.A. Ministry – Independent Baptist College
  • B.S. Education – Dallas Baptist University
  • Th.M. Christian Education – Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Old Testament – Western Seminary
  • Ph.D. Biblical Studies – Dallas Theological Seminary


Dr. Trull teaches Old Testament, Bible interpretation, and homiletics and serves as Dean of the School of Ministry. He co-leads study tours to Israel and Egypt with Dr. Tim Anderson and leads Corban’s Africa Training Partnership, a Bible certificate program for pastors in Cameroon, West Africa.

He is the senior pastor of Valley Baptist Church in Perrydale, Oregon, where he has served since 1992. Before beginning his teaching career at Corban in 1991, he worked as an associate pastor and church planter.

Dr. Trull is the author of Journeying with God: A Survey of the Old Testament (2008) and more than 15 articles and presentations published by Bibliotheca Sacra, Church Executive, Bible Study Magazine, the Evangelical Theological Society, and more. He has served as President and Vice President of the Northwest Evangelical Theological Society.


“Putting Judah’s Downfall in Perspective Narrative Accounts Depict the Siege of Jerusalem from Multiple Angles.” Bible Study Magazine. January 2020.

“Irony & Incongruity: Details in the Story Reveal the Humor in Esther.” Bible Study Magazine. January 2019.

“A Sacred Place.” Bible Study Magazine. 2016.

“Third Person Marriage.” Start Marriage Right. Nov. 16, 2016.

“Twist of Faith: Irony in Job.” Bible Study Magazine. August 2016.

“Seeing the Risen Messiah from the Psalms: Inerrancy and Insight in Acts 2.” Theory and Practice of Biblical Hermeneutics. Essays in Honor of Elliott E. Johnson. Lampion Press, 2015.

“Preaching the Rod of Discipline in an Age of Abuse.” Evangelical Theological Society. Nov. 2015.

“The Case Against David.” Bible Study Magazine. July 2015.

“Giant Tales, Underdog Tropes.” Bible Study Magazine. May-June 2015.

“Do You Really Need a Master of Divinity to Pastor?” Church Executive. March 2014.

“Understanding Proverbs without Overpromising or Undermining.” Evangelical Theological Society. Nov. 2010.

“Preaching Ethical Issues: How Far Do We Go?” Evangelical Theological Society. 2009.

Journeying with God, Purposeful Design Publications, 2008.

“Is the Big Idea Big Enough? Single Meaning Hermeneutics and Single Idea Preaching.” Evangelical Theological Society. Expository Study Preaching Group, Rhode Island, Nov. 2008.

“Laying Hold of Wisdom: Application from Proverbs without Overpromising or Undermining.” Northwest Evangelical Society. Mar. 2006.

“Where did ‘Corban’ Come From?” Corban Magazine, 2005.

“An Exegesis of Psalm 16:10.” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 161, 2004, 304-21.

“Peter’s Interpretation of Psalm 16:8-11 in Acts 2:25-32.” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 161, 2004, 432-48.

“Views on Peter’s Use of Psalm 16:8-11 in Acts 2:24-32.” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 161, 2004, 194-214.

“Making His Story Our Story: Application from Old Testament Narrative.” Evangelical Theological Society. Nov. 2004.

“Incredible Finds or Incredulous Fakes? A Consideration of the Joash Tablet and James Ossuary.” Northwest Evangelical Society. Mar. 2003.

“Peter’s Use of Psalm 16:8-11 in Acts 2:25-32.” Northwest Evangelical Society. Mar. 2001.


Greg married his wife, Tiffany, in 1991, and they have three children: Bradley, Bailey and Bethany. He loves the outdoors: camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and cycling. He’s also a hardcore Dallas Cowboys fan.

Why Corban

“Jesus spent three years with 12 students, one of whom flunked out. The remaining 11 changed the world. We spend four years with a few hundred students who also change the world. There’s no better investment of my life.”