Dr. Larry Dinkins finished his ThM at DTS in 1979 and then went with his wife Paula to Thailand through OMF International and began a church planting ministry with leprosy patients. In 1987 the Dinkins transitioned into a Bible teaching ministry at the Bangkok Bible College. In 1995 Larry finished classwork for a PhD at Biola University allowing him to return to Thailand to start a TEE program in North Thailand. Larry acted as a founding director of the newly formed Chiang Mai Theological Seminary in 2000 before the family evacuated Thailand in 2002 due to a diagnosis of cancer in Paula's bone marrow. After nine years of treatment, Paula's struggle with cancer ended and she went into the Lord's presence. In 2012 Larry returned to Thailand to resume his ministry of Bible teaching. For the last 9 months Dr. Dinkins has acted as the Missionary in Residence and was recently approved as an adjunct professor here at DTS. Larry has four children and eight grandchildren.