This week, Charleston Southern University begins a new series called Your Story | His Glory. The series will include the personal testimonies of students, faculty, staff and alumni. We begin the series with Greg Atkinson, a 1997 Charleston Southern University graduate, who now serves as a campus pastor for Forest Park church in Joplin, MO.
Life verse: I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of His power. – Ephesians 3:7
Personal Mission Statement: Love God. Love people. (Based on The Great Commandment – Matthew 22:36-40).
My name is Greg Atkinson and I attended CSU from 1993-1997. I went on staff at my first church at the age of 18 in 1994, as a freshman at Charleston Southern University. For the past 18 years, whether serving a local church, speaking at conferences, writing for various blogs or magazines or consulting with churches around the country, I’ve given my life to the gospel. I still haven’t gotten over the good news of the gospel. It has changed me, is changing me and continues to drive me.