Before anyone began calling me “Pastor Greg”, my life was centered around playing sports and being highly competitive. I attended nearby Wickliffe High School, where I was deeply involved in playing football, basketball, and baseball throughout my high school years. I had the honor of scoring the winning run in the 1974 State Championship baseball game for Wickliffe High School. This was the only year that has happened at Wickliffe High!
I went on to play baseball at Kent State University in the late 1970’s. It was at that time that I became a Christian. I returned home to marry Karen Jereb. In the early 1980’s, I began pastoring at Christ Community Church.
With the national average being 4.7 years for a pastor to remain at a church, the Lord has helped me to see the importance of staying with a local church family, like Christ Community Church. I believe that this helps to create stability and trust between church members and their shepherd.
My family (see photo below) includes my wonderful wife, Karen, 7 children, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren. I am truly blessed.
I truly love the Lord Jesus Christ and consider it a privilege and honor to be called a servant in His Church.
God has allowed me to travel extensively. Teaching, preaching and encouraging His people in the following countries: India, Albania, Germany, Austria, Israel, Ukraine, and China. Through these experiences God has truly enlarged my understanding of the Body of Christ, the Grace of God, and the power of the Gospel of God’s Grace.
(Eph. 2:4-9, Acts 20:24) Pastor Greg