The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to
glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders
for the proclamation of His Word and the
building up of the body of Christ worldwide.
BA, Columbia International University, 1971; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1981; DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1994.
Dr. Garippa is uniquely fitted for his role as special assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, with over 30 years of pastoral and administrative experience. Dr. Garippa is married to Elainadel, daughter of Wycliffe Bible Translators founder, Dr. W. Cameron Townsend. Dr. Garippa and Elainadel enjoy a warm family life with their seven children and sixteen grandchildren. He has ministered in Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, and Taiwan. "Papa G," as he is affectionately known, has east-coast Italian roots and makes an amazing pizza.