Never before have we published a “double feature” about a pastor who is also a businessman. But the fact is, many pastors from smaller churches operate professional businesses. Some have established careers well before attending Bible College. Senior pastor Adam Greer is a prime example.
Greer was involved in the residential garage door business before he was called to ministry. He was never particularly religious, but says, “God and I connected in my own living room.” This radical life change occurred at a point when his marriage was in trouble and he was personally off track. “It was one of those life moments, so incredibly real. I surrendered to Him completely and never looked back,” he says. Within just weeks, everyone knew something was different, and it led to massive changes in his life.
Not only did Greer get saved, but also started Bible College. He and his wife Julie renewed their vows, got baptized, and dedicated their children to the Lord—all on their 7th wedding anniversary. Next came many transitions. Before Greer had even graduated he was called into full time ministry as a lead staff member in Sacramento. He completed Bible College and eventually moved his family to upstate New York in 2002 to work with local churches. In 2006 the Greers moved to South Carolina to plant a church, and in 2011 they moved to Katy and joined Live Oaks Fellowship, which later changed its name to Awakened City Church. Greer is the lead pastor.
“We are a local expression of Christ, a body of believers awakened to the extravagantly intense love of God for us, seeking to live beyond the status quo,” says Greer. The congregation embraces the concept of God’s grace, which is encapsulated in the Gospel. “God wants you to know that He absolutely loves you. He’s not mad at you, nor is He disappointed with you. Because of His Son Jesus, we find acceptance and forgiveness in His sight and can experience the fullness of His extravagant love!”
The Greers are parents to grown children Ashley and Thomas. Thomas is married to April and has two children, and is also the worship leader at Awakened City Church. Ashley is expecting her first baby with husband David, who works in Greer at EZ Lift Garage Doors, a BBB accredited business.
“Restoring the image of the repairman, one satisfied customer at a time,” is the company motto of their family owned and operated business. Greer explains, “We specialize in residential garage door restoration, which can save customers money.” Rather than upselling brand new systems, EZ Lift Garage Doors first seeks to repair garage doors whenever possible. When customers schedule a service appointment, they receive a free 25-point safety inspection.
“We care for our congregation and our customers,” says Greer. “As we make a living, it has to be with legitimate integrity as believers.”
Visit Awakened City Church at 22233 Katy Fwy. Check them out online at www.awakenedcitychurch.org or call (281) 395-5100. Contact EZ Lift Garage Doors at www.ezliftgaragedoors.net or call 832-454-3432.
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