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Pastor Greg Golden

Greg was raised in a Christian home, but did not repent of his sin and follow Jesus Christ until after his first year in college. The Lord put a deep desire for ministry in his heart following this conversion, and Greg was called to the San Gabriel Community Church pastoral staff in 1981.

Over the years his responsibilities and titles have changed, encompassing student ministries, adult ministries, worship and music ministries, executive roles, school administration, and the SGCC Bible Institute. His current Senior Associate responsibilities involve coordinating ministries on campus, as well as teaching, training/equipping, member care, and involvement with the Worship Team. He is especially enjoying oversight of the upcoming 100th SGCC anniversary celebrations.

Greg and his wife Suzanne met at SGCC where they were involved in music ministry together, and were married in 1982. They have three adult children: Stephen (wife Becca, son Joshua); Tricia (husband Anthony, daughter Jenevieve); and Jonathan.

He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Cal State LA, a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Education degree in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University. For years he taught private piano, and he served as the announcer for a Christian radio program for over a decade. Greg, his siblings and his three children all attended San Gabriel Christian School.

Greg enjoys spending time with family, music, Biblical languages, reading, and projects around the house. His favorite authors include John Piper, Daniel Fuller, C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Posts by Pastor Greg Golden

Much has been written in recent days about hurricanes Harvey and Irma. An article that especially caught my eye sought to look at them through the lens of Scripture. Here’s an excerpt:

“Hurricanes are warnings to us of the eternal judgment yet to come. They are like warning shots fired across the bow of ships that are sailing in rebellion to God. They are calls to repentance—to turn away from our sin to return to our Creator by trusting His Son, the Lord Jesus, for salvation. . . These storms, together with every other tragedy in life, are calls to repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus. May the Lord give us ears to hear this message. And may He enable us to help others recognize what He is saying as we let His Word interpret His providence.”

I commend the entire article to you:

http://founders.org/2017/09/06/what-is-god-saying-to-us/

Pastor Greg

Pastors Steve, Dave, and I were talking last week about pastoral ministry. In that conversation, we reflected on the apostles’ commitment recorded in Acts:

“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Acts 6:4 (ESV)

How imperative that these priorities define a pastor’s ministry! We encouraged each other in these pursuits, and agreed that a simple yet significant way we could communicate their importance was by referring to our locations on campus as “studies”... Read More

There was a time when most churches used hymnbooks for congregational singing. Many of us can remember worshipping with the red Great Hymns of the Faith or the blue Hymns for the Family of God hymnals here at San Gabriel.

But times have changed, and hymnbooks have been increasingly replaced by projectors and presentation software. Churches making this move–ours included–have done so because they believe the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

I found the following two posts on this topic... Read More