Greg was born in Florida and grew up in the San Jose area. He came to Christ at a young age and was discipled beginning in early high school. He graduated from San Jose State University, Dallas Theological Seminary with a ThM and holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
He and his wife Kathleen married in 1981 and moved to Pasadena in 1983, joining SGCC later that year. They have two children–Andrew (wife Teresa) and Katelyn–and three grandchildren. Greg rejoined the Elder Board in 2012.
After ordination at Scofield Memorial Church in 1982, Greg and Kathleen joined the staff of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM), now called Frontier Ventures.Greg was the Director of the USCWM from 1990-2010. Now his role as Director of Global Connections takes him around the globe to meet, learn from and serve leaders. Greg also serves as the Chancellor and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at William Carey International University. He teaches and speaks in churches and in the course, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. He also writes a regular column in Mission Frontiers magazine, the bulletin of Frontier Ventures. He is working on several books and serves on several boards including Missio Nexus (a network of mission agencies and churches).
Greg is refreshed by mountain bike riding in the San Gabriel mountains – just 2 miles from their home in Pasadena. He loves to spend time with his three grandchildren, seeing the world through their eyes and investing in their lives for the future! Greg reads or “ransacks” a number of books each year on a wide range of topics. Because of his doctoral studies, he enjoys biographies and how they are written. If he had to choose just a favorite passages, would be 2 Corinthians 2:14–3:5, which begins with the words, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”