Thursday, October 9, 2014

GPTS Welcomes New Trustees

Greenville Seminary has been blessed with the addition of two new members on its Board of Trustees in recent months. They are Georgia attorney Joseph H. Fowler and Florida accountant James Higgins.

Joseph H. Fowler

James Higgins

Mr. Fowler is a founding member and ruling elder at Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, Ga.,  board member of Frontline Missions, and board member of ISSA International mission agency. For many years, he has served as general counsel to several local county governmental bodies responsible for industrial development, utility services, and public and senior housing. Mr. Fowler has significant experience in the preparation of wills, trusts, and related estate plans. For more than thirty years, he has had a general trial practice in state and federal courts with an emphasis in business, personal injury and estate litigation. He and his wife Carole live in Douglasville.

"I am excited about Joe Fowler's addition to the Board," said GPTS President Dr. Joseph Pipa, Jr. "I have only known Joe and his wife Carole about a year and a half, but we have become close friends. Joe is a very good ruling elder and has a great passion for evangelism."

Mr. Higgins is a long-time major supporter of Greenville Seminary. He is a ruling elder and secretary at Grace Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America in Stuart, Fla., where Dr. Michael Morales, a GPTS adjunct professor, serves as associate pastor. He and his wife Terri live in Jupiter, Fla. He is manager of J. Higgins Consulting, LLC, an accounting firm in Jupiter, and treasurer of the Trailwood Homeowners Association. He formerly served as a director of Covenant Reformed Church, Inc. in Jupiter.

"It is a great pleasure to have Jim Higgins to serve on the board," Dr. Pipa said. "I have known Jim and Terri Higgins for about ten years and value their friendship. When I think about them, the first thing that comes to mind is discipleship. Over the years they have mentored a number of young adults, many of whom are serving the Lord with great profit today."