Pastor Chris Grinstead grew up the son of an Independent Baptist preacher. Although he was raised in that type of environment, it was not until the age of 20 that he saw his need for a Savior and was miraculously saved.
Pastor Grinstead was married to his high school sweetheart, Christa, on September 21, 1991 at the age of 22. He was called to preach the following year at the age of 23, and shortly thereafter went to Bible college at Tennessee Temple.
The Lord called Pastor Grinstead, at the age of 25, to Fellowship Baptist Church in Ridgetop, TN to begin his pastoral ministry. The church began with a congregation of twelve, was in deep debt and on the verge of closing its doors. WIthin three to four years after pastoring there, the Lord led the church out of debt and Pastor Grinstead was able to witness the congregation grow. By the time he was called to Georgia, Fellowship was debt free, owned two pieces of property and four buildings, and had a congregation of between 180-200 members. To God be the glory!
After nine years in TN, the Lord called Pastor Grinstead to Sharon Baptist Church in Cumming, GA in November of 2003. As our church was also in distress, Pastor Grinstead, led by the Holy Spirit, relocated our congregation to the western side of the county. Moving into a temporary location in March of 2008, our church changed names to Greater Heights Baptist Church. As a new chapter in our church's life opened, God began to bless, providing us with a 53,000 square foot building to begin our permanent location, which we moved into in the Fall of 2009.
Together, Pastor Grinstead and his wife have three kids, Hannah, 15, Rachel, 14, and Jacob, 13. Pastor Grinstead and his family are actively involved in the ministry here at Greater Heights Baptist Church.
Pastor Grinstead, along with our entire congregation, would love the opportunity to worship alongside of you. For more information about our service times and various Sunday School classes and ministries, please take a look around our website. We hope to see you soon!