Greg lives in a suburb of St. Louis, MO with his wife, Robin. Together they raised two daughters who are now married and live in the St. Louis area.
From the time of his childhood, Greg Holder has been given unique opportunities to share his gift of teaching concepts in new and interesting ways. His passion is bringing the ancient truth of scripture to light in fresh ways, calling people from an unlikely mix of spiritual backgrounds to consider what it means to follow Jesus. With a diverse assortment of interests, gifts and training, including degrees in psychology and counseling, Greg also brings unique insight into the development of God-honoring relationships.
In 1997, Greg accepted the position of lead pastor at The Crossing, a small startup church in the St. Louis area with less than 100 people. Now, over 20 years later, The Crossing reaches 8,000 people across 4 local campuses and a thriving online community.
Greg is a co-creator of the Advent Conspiracy movement which now has thousands of churches and individuals around the world celebrating Christmas with simplicity while giving generously to those in need. A second updated edition of Advent Conspiracy was published in 2018. Greg was also a contributing writer for The Voice, a new translation of scripture, where he had the privilege of translating the book of Jeremiah.
His first solo writing project, The Genius of One, is about healthy culture—why it matters and how to get there. Greg’s passion for cooperative relationships shines through with his unique brand of humor and story-telling.
Over the last two decades, the impact of Greg’s ministry has grown outside of the St. Louis area. He speaks at a variety of conferences and churches around the world about leadership, culture, and unity. Visit the partners page to read more about the local and global organizations Greg partners with.