Greg Gay

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Greg was raised on a large ranch in south eastern Alberta. As a youngster with a deep love for music, he devoted many hours to becoming a proficient guitar player. By the age of 16, he was eager to form his own band and determined to make his fortune in live entertainment. Meanwhile Greg maintained a day job at a Canadian Forces Base in Suffield, Alberta, as a vehicle technician. In the midst of these pursuits and accompanying lifestyle, the Living God got a hold of Greg through a dramatic heart-transforming encounter at age 19. In spite of an unfortunate accident, not long after, that robbed Greg of roughly 90% of his hearing (this in addition to being pronounced legally blind at birth), he remained convinced that God could and would use him. In his mid-twenties, Greg had another remarkable encounter, this time with a lovely young woman who shared his passion for the Lord and building His kingdom. He and Dawn were married in 1989. Forced to explore their long-term options, they relocated to Edmonton where Greg attended Bible College and developed a fascination with computers and computer programming, and, ultimately, for employing these tools for God’s honor and glory. Eventually, God led Greg and Dawn and their two daughters to Three Hills where Greg and Dawn still reside today. Greg volunteered with Prairie Bible College for several years where he developed online course delivery software and he participated in several other projects as well. Greg and Dawn have been involved in many different “ministry” positions over the years. He is passionate about spreading the Good News of God’s grace, especially in the context of “leadership”.

Some of My Favorite Books

In my opinion, God Without Religion is the most important book written a very long time. It is simply a must read. You can check out my book review here.

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church should be a mandatory course for every student in every Bible College and every leader in every Church. If you are or have been a victim of toxic religious systems, this book will help you recognize what has happened to you and give you the courage to do what is best for yourself and those that you love. 

If you are not afraid of being challenged then Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is for you. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young Theologian who thought he had it all pretty much figured out – until he came face to face with the greatest evil of the 20th century. What would he do now? What would you do?

Why a book about shipwrecks? Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World is simply the best book I have ever read about leadership but it is a book about two shipwrecks. If you are a church leader (or any kind of a leader for that matter) you will be able to glean some amazing illustrations about what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Quite often others ask me about my own experience in the institutional church and I usually refer them to, So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey. This is a story about an assistant pastor and what happened to him. The story closely resembles mine in many ways. The Journey is unexpected without a doubt, but it gets better every day!

 

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