PictureDr. Alexander Granados

Associate Provost


Office: Deeds Hall D205


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Intercultural Education, May 2008.
Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Systematic Theology, May 1997
Master of Divinity (M. Div.) in Pastoral Ministries, May 1995
The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, CA

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science, September 1992.
Areas of Concentration: International Relations and Comparative Politics
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)



Dr. Granados was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He has effectively led administratively and pastorally among diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, disability, and ethnic communities. He has held administrative positions in both domestic and international for-profit and non-profit organizations. 

His research and scholarly interest focus on academic and spiritual development, theological and biblical method of missions, church planting and multiplication, urban ministry and planning, the interaction of international and domestic factors in educational, religious, social, political and economic development of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. 

Dr. Granados and his wife, Dorian, have been blessed with two wonderful daughters.

Dr. Granados came to Piedmont International University after serving as President at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama.


Courses Taught

  • Acts
  • Anthropology
  • Biblical Method of Missions
  • Christian Theology
  • Cross-Cultural Church Planting
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Culture and Economy
  • Daniel
  • Ecclesiology
  • Epistle to the Galatians
  • Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Global Business Strategies
  • Hamartiology
  • Hermeneutics
  • International Business
  • International Business Marketing
  • International Economics and Trade
  • Introduction to Missions
  • Jesus as Teacher
  • Ministry to the Urban Poor
  • New Testament Survey
  • Practicum in Teaching
  • Soteriology
  • Theology of Mission
  • Urban Ministry and Research


Presentations, Publications and Reviews

  • Granados, Alexander. “The Historical Adam in Education: Why Keeping Him Real in our Curriculum Matters.” In What Happened in the Garden: The Reality and Ramifications of the Creation and Fall of Man, edited by Abner Chou, 273-85. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2016.
  • Granados, Alexander. Review of Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration, and Mission by J. D. Payne. Themelios: Volume 38, No. 2, July 2013, 347–349.
  • Granados, Alexander. “Academic and Spiritual Impact of a Semester Abroad Program in Israel on its Undergraduate Participants.” PhD diss., Biola University, 2008.
  • Granados, Alexander. “Liberation Theology: A Comparative Survey of its Theological Perspective with Fundamental Christian Doctrine.” ThM thesis, The Master’s Seminary, 1997.
  • Granados, Alexander. “Race Relations.” Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church. Montgomery, AL. December 2015.
  • Granados, Alexander. “Culturally Responsive Teaching.” George Fox University. Newberg, Oregon. April 2014.
  • Granados, Alexander. “A Biblical Theology of Work.” Kiev Christian University. Kiev, Ukraine. January 2012.
  • Granados, Alexander. “A Biblical Theology of Work.” White Fields Inc. Manila, Philippines. May 2011.
  • Granados, Alexander. “The Church in Today’s World: Visionary or Stationary?” Truth and Life Conference. Santa Clarita, California. January 2010.
  • Granados, Alexander. “Immigration and the Church.” IFCA International Convention. Eugene, Oregon. June 2008.