Author and international speaker Greg Atkinson has been in ministry for over two decades and has been writing, speaking and training thousands of Church leaders since 2000. In late 2003, Greg launched MultisensoryWorship.com (mSw) – a website geared to encourage, network, resource, and equip Christian pastors, media ministers, artists and worship leaders – after having served the previous 11 years as a worship pastor himself in the Carolinas and Washington DC.
Greg has a degree in worship with a minor in religion and has done graduate work in worship and leadership. He helped create, develop and lead WorshipHouse Media, while serving as Director there until the summer of 2006.
Greg has been a part of several book projects. When Christianity Today updated their Leadership Handbook on Management and Administration (published with Baker), they turned to Greg to write the technology chapter. A few years ago, Greg wrote the Foreword for the book Facebook for Pastors, edited by Chris Forbes. Greg also wrote a brief section on social justice in Shawn Wood’s book Wasabi Gospel.
In the book Churchleaders.com Top 100 Book: The Best Leadership Articles, Practical How-To’s and Features of the Year 2012 Edition, Greg had two articles featured. Greg recently had an article chosen to be included in the exclusive eBook titled Keep Them Coming: Church Secrets for Closing the Back Door and Engaging New Guests. This eBook is free and offered on ChurchLeaders.com, OutreachMagazine.com, and other Outreach, Inc. websites.
Greg’s solo writing projects include numerous articles for magazines, blogs and websites, his own eBook Church Leadership 101 (which has now been downloaded over 31,000 times) and his books Church Leadership Essentials, Strange Leadership and two brand new books releasing in the Fall of 2016: Scaling Down and Secrets of a Secret Shopper. Greg also writes devotionals for YouVersion (the Bible app) and Bible.com.
Greg’s first book Church Leadership Essentials was listed #62 in The Top 100 Best-Selling Church Leadership Books. This is a list that includes names such as Pope Francis, Billy Graham, Henry Blackaby, and Andy Stanley. Greg is humbled and honored to make such a list. The book that listed #69 on that list (mentioned 3 paragraphs above) had a chapter written by Greg. To keep up with Greg’s writing and book projects and be the first to know of release dates and promotions, “like” his Facebook page HERE and sign-up for his quarterly newsletter HERE.
Greg has spoken at numerous colleges, seminaries, and conferences. Greg is a contributor to many magazines and websites, including ExPastors.com, Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox Newsletter, Pastors.com, ChurchLeaders.com, Outreach Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, XPastors.org, Catalyst, FaithVillage.com, ChurchCentral.com and Leadership Network.
Greg finds great joy and Kingdom satisfaction in traveling the country as a secret shopper or mystery worshiper for churches of all sizes. You can find out more about that ministry here: www.worshipimpressions.com.
Greg is a coach and consultant – specializing in areas such as first impressions (also called hospitality or guest services), and leadership and worship.
Greg has worked with churches of all stages and sizes including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the US, as well as organizations such as Josh McDowell Ministries. To read endorsements of Greg’s consulting work, go HERE.
Greg was the CEO and Founder of a social media marketing company called GTK Solutions – named after his three kids (Grace, Tommy, and Katie). GTK Solutions worked with businesses in the area of social media and increasing their business, growing and interacting with customers and creating and maintaining their online presence and brand.
Greg was the Editor of Christian Media Magazine and has served as a worship pastor, creative director, technical director, and campus pastor over his twenty-two-year career.
Greg is now the Executive Director of ExPastors.com – a ministry that offers help, healing and hope to ex-pastors, pastors and church leaders around the world.
Greg is a husband and father. Greg lives with his wife and their three children in the Charlotte, NC area. Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Greg Atkinson is the Founder of Worship Impressions and Executive Director of ExPastors.com. Greg is a leadership coach and consultant, and the author of Church Leadership Essentials, Strange Leadership, Scaling Down, and Secrets of a Secret Shopper. Greg has worked with churches of all stages and sizes, including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country, as well as with businesses, non-profits and organizations such as Josh McDowell Ministries.