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"This isn't about The Crossing. This is about the work that God is doing in our city, and with social issues around the world."

about greg holder

Greg Holder, lead pastor of The Crossing in Chesterfield, Missouri, is a noted teacher, author, and conference speaker. He is co-creator of the Advent Conspiracy and a contributing author of The Voice Bible translation.

Rooted in a life-long love of scripture, Greg has a passion for bringing the ancient biblical truth to light in fresh and memorable ways.

After receiving his undergrad in Psychology from Baylor University and his graduate degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University, Greg began working in a variety of counseling settings. He advanced with New Life Clinics to oversee the organization’s Midwest clinics. During this time, he was invited to lead worship at a small, start-up church. In 1997, Greg felt a calling to step deeper into the story of this local church and accepted the position of Lead Pastor at The Crossing.

Started in 1991 by eight people meeting in a living room, The Crossing has grown exponentially into a thriving nondenominational church with over 7,500 weekly attenders at multiple locations in the St. Louis area and thousands more through a global online presence. The Crossing strives to be theologically conservative, always turning to scripture for guidance; and technologically liberal, constantly experimenting with creative means to engage people with scripture. Individuals are invited to ask questions and understand God’s amazing gift of grace for themselves.

In 2006, Greg and a small group of pastors dreamt to reclaim Christmas from our consumer-driven culture and Advent Conspiracy was formed. Years later, AC is a global movement of churches and individuals finding creative ways to worship fully at Christmas while spending less on unwanted gifts, giving more relational gifts to then love all by donating the money saved to those less fortunate.

Greg’s unconventional and interactive teaching style has made him a sought after speaker and writer, speaking on a number of topics ranging from team dynamics to social justice issues. His writing and story-telling skills were highlighted with his work on The Voice Bible, a dynamic equivalent translation that presents God’s timeless narrative as an engaging story.

He is currently working on his next book about healthy culture - why it matters and how to get there.

He lives in Wildwood, Missouri, with his wife, Robin. They have two adult daughters.