Greg received his undergraduate education from Southeastern University and Shenandoah Conservatory. He earned an M.A. in Organizational Leadership and Divinity from Regent University. He has served in several ministries as a youth pastor and assistant pastor. He and Pam have been involved in planting four churches. Greg also served as Chaplain to the Washington Redskins from 1982 until 1988 under the leadership of Coach Joe Gibbs.
However, throughout his years of ministry, Greg paid the bills by starting a business in 1984 that continues to sustain his family along with more than thirty other employees. “I had a dream to start a business that would provide income so that I could serve God’s Kingdom without any cost to the church. God has truly answered that request.”
Greg’s ministry passion is to be able to help start new churches in order to reach more people for Jesus Christ. His father and grandfather gave over a century of ministry to starting churches and making disciples throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Greg continues to build on that legacy.
Greg’s greatest blessing in life is his family. He and Pam have been married for more than twenty-five years. At present they have four children, Jennifer, Rachel and her husband Bjorn, Ryan and his wife Grace, Robert, and one granddaughter, Junalia.
What areas of ministry I work in: Campus Pastor and Worship Pastor
My Family: Amazing wife Carly and three wonderful children: Gabriel (4), Auden (2), and Ellen (newborn).
When I was saved: As a young child. I can’t remember the exact date, but I was blessed to grow up in church and I’ve loved the Lord for as long as I can remember.
Education: Bachelors Degree in Music and Worship Studies from Liberty University
Previous Lines of Work: Liberty University Technical Productions
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings or Pizza… or DQ Blizzards… or any hot breakfast item (you know, only the healthy stuff) 🙂
Favorite Snack Food: Gummy Bears
Favorite Place in the World:
Favorite Hobbies: Taking my kids on a walk/jog and ending up at the community pool, date night with my wife, watching NFL Football, any outdoor activity/sport, or building anything with my hands.
Favorite Sports Team: Carolina Panthers followed closely by the North Carolina Tar Heels
Favorite Bible Story: King Josiah becoming king at 8 years old and turning the kingdom back to God
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: During my teen years, my dad really helped me keep perspective about how short “singleness” lasts compared to a lifetime of marriage. He really helped me understand that these few short years would have such a huge impact on the rest of my life, and how important it was to trust the Lord, and not worry about my future!
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 139 (God made us and knows us intimately) or Psalm 51 (I’ve sinned against God and the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit)
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Actually one of the toughest times in my life. My wife and I experienced a miscarriage with our first pregnancy and I remember going home after we found out, holding my wife, and crying out to God. It felt like He was literally right there with us.
Most people don’t know this about me: My family traveled in ministry all through my high school years. I’m the oldest of four and mom and dad pulled all of us out of public school and started homeschooling us. Our whole family is musical so we traveled the country playing and singing and preaching as a family.
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: Beyond Belief to Convictions by Josh McDowell
STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR
What areas of ministry I work in: Student Ministries (Childrens and Youth Ministry)
My Family: I married my awesome wife Amber in May 2014.
When I was saved: I was saved when I was a kid and I asked my mom how to get to heaven. My junior year of high school my family actually started coming to Destiny Church and that is really when I started to understand that God really wanted a relationship with me.
Education: Bachelors in Youth Ministry from Liberty University
Previous Lines of Work: I washed dishes at a bakery. For every dish I washed I would reward myself by eating a donut.
Favorite Food: Rib-eye Steak cooked medium rare. Well done steak is a travesty and a result of “The Fall” of mankind.
Favorite Snack Food: Guacamole
Favorite Place in the World: Sporting Events with Family and Friends.
Favorite Hobbies: Watching Football, Reading, and dominating Settlers of Catan.
Favorite Sports Team: Denver Broncos
Favorite Bible Story: Israelites crossing the Red Sea.
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: “When did society decide that we had to change and wash a tee shirt after every individual use? If it’s not dirty, I’m gonna wear it.”
Favorite Bible Verse: Acts 4:13 “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: The first time I told someone about the Gospel.
Most people don’t know this about me: My dancing is so good and ahead of it’s time that most people don’t appreciate it…yet.
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: Crazy Love by Francis Chan
ADMINISTRATION & WOMEN’S MINISTRY
What areas of ministry I work in: Church Administrator and Women’s Ministry Pastor
My Family: I married my best friend on May 23, 2015. Ryan happens to be Pastor Greg’s son and you will most likely see him playing the drums on Sunday’s. He also leads the Facilities Dream Team.
I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers, and I fall 5th out of the 6.
I also inherited 2 amazing sisters-in-law and an awesome little brother when I married Ryan. Not to mention the most loving and fun in-laws, Pastor Greg and Pam!
When I was saved: I accepted Christ as my Savior on August 23, 2001 at my church’s Vacation Bible School located in Platteville, WI.
Education: I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Women’s Ministry and a Minor in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in December 2014. Go Flames!!
Previous Lines of Work: I was privileged to work with Clayton King Ministries in 2012 at Crossroads Summer Camp in Anderson, SC. I also got to serve as an intern with the Women’s Ministry at Thomas Road Baptist Church under Lisa Bryant for 2 years in college.
Favorite Food: Cheese curds
Favorite Hobbies: Playing sports, board games and reading.
Favorite Sports Team: GO PACK GO!!
Favorite Bible Story: The woman with the issue of blood. Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: God always has my best interest in mind. He is always for me, never against me and He created me for a divine purpose. When I just fear Him, there is nothing else to fear.
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:15-17 “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: When I felt a call on my life to serve in ministry at 14 years old.
Most people don’t know this about me: I have 3 state metals from high school volleyball and basketball. One of which is gold from the 2010 Wisconsin State Basketball Championship that we won on my 17th birthday!
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
When I joined the Destiny Church staff: September 2014
What areas of ministry I work in: Administration & Social Media
Previous Lines of Work: 18+ years of experience in office administration and Human Resources management. Formerly, the Director of Human Resources for one of Washington DC’s largest Advertising Agencies, I love utilizing social media for marketing and customer service.
My Family: Married to Erik for over 16 years. We have two boys, Austin and Chase. And a dog, Copper, who looks just like me with red hair and freckles.
When I was saved: I was very fortunate to have been raised in a strong Christian home. I don’t ever remember not being saved, however, I recommitted my life to Christ when we found Destiny Church in April 2013!
Favorite Food: Peruvian & Vietnamese
Favorite Snack: White Chocolate Mochas!
Favorite Place in the World: On the couch with a cup of tea and a friend.
Favorite Hobbies: Reading
Favorite Bible Story: Joseph
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Becoming a mom. It gave me some insight to the Father’s love for us that was overwhelming!
Most people don’t know this about me: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube.
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life by Charles Spurgeon
What areas of ministry I work in: Finance
My Family: Wonderful husband Barry and full time mother of three: Anna, Cierra, and Hunter (because there is no such thing as a part-time mom!)
When I was saved: Destiny Church, 2005
Education: Accounting classes at George Mason University
Previous Lines of Work: Accounting for various small business and non-profit organizations.
Favorite Food: Mexican food
Favorite Snack Food: Chocolate
Favorite Place in the World: Lake or Beach with my family
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Exercising, Mud Runs
Favorite Sports Team: US Soccer
Favorite Bible Story: David and Goliath
Best Advice Someone Gave Me: Keep everything in perspective to the whole. In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff.
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
When I joined the Destiny Church staff: August 2017
What areas of ministry I work in: Children’s Pastor
My Family: I married my husband, Bjorn, in August of 2014, and we had our first son, Soren, in December of 2017.
When I was saved: I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at a young age.
Education: I graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Liberty University in May of 2013.
Previous Lines of Work: I taught 5th grade at a private Christian school for four years before beginning at Destiny.
Favorite Food: Japanese food
Favorite Bible Story: Esther
Favorite Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17 – “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
The one book (besides the Bible) I’d recommend to anyone is: The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers (3 books technically)