LINC Bay Area Bible Institute Director
Greg Klotz is a 1984 graduate from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He studied for ThM at Luther-Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, MN in 1989, and continued with PhD studies at Indiana University in Ethnomusicology and Folklore from 2004-2014 focusing on the role of music as symbols of communication within ritual and ritual discourse as systems of communication within culture. He spent 20 years as a missionary in Latin America planting churches in Panama, and training pastors and deacons in Caracas, Venezuela and Guatemala.
Upon returning to the USA with a family in 2000, Greg has taught at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, as guest professor in the PhD in Missiology program. He has served as music minister in contemporary and traditional worship setting and has was interim pastor in Hispanic ministry before teaching at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, for 10 years (2007-2017).
Greg is married to Lydia Rebeca López from Guatemala, whom he met in Guatemala. Greg and Becky have three children: Daria, John and Nicole. All were born and schooled in Latin America and are now serving at the four-corners of the US in television, media and hospice care. Greg enjoys writing courses for use in practical training for ministry with a focus on praxis over against mere classroom learning. His style of teaching is socratic (dialogical) after the manner of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator.