Promoting dynamic, positive, and influential leadership in high-pressure environments is what Greg and his wife, Amber, have devoted themselves to for the last thirty years. Greg served as a senior pastor of three congregations in Southern California before transitioned to full-time work in leadership development of military and law-enforcement personnel. In 1996, Greg founded Mission Force, a non-profit organization, which uses mentoring relationships to help military personnel and their families cope with the emotional leftovers of their chosen service. Greg has been actively involved as a pastor, counselor, mentor, and friend in a network of dynamic, caring individuals who have committed their lives to honorable service of their country. Greg is also credentialed as a chaplain with a federal law enforcement agency. For Greg, the work of Mission Force is a continuation of his passion to create dynamic, positive leaders who defend the vulnerable and serve with excellence in civic responsibilities. Greg has authored 2 books. “A Prophets Reward,” and most recently “A Good Death.” He has earned several post-graduate degrees including a master’s Degree in Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree. Greg and Amber have been married for forty years and have five children and eight grandchildren. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
James and Kim Cook
James and his wife Kim have spent the majority of their lives together in service to the country. James enlisted in the Marine Corps February 23, 2008 and served as a Marine for eight years.During this time he deployed to Afghanistan with Special Operations Task Force-81 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He spent 4 years in 1st Marine Special Operations Command as an enabler, and then laterally moved tobecome a Low Altitude Air Defense Gunner. James has served as a Team Leader, Section Leader and Platoon Sergeant. James spent most of his time with 1st MSOB in training for thesupport of Critical Skills Operators in theatre. He was attached to Alpha Company, Bravo Company and the SOTF. James has attended many schools while in the Marine Corps, to include--Survival Escape Resistance Evasion, Tactical Combat Casualty Car, Tier 1 Off-road Driving School, Machine Gun Leaders Course, Company level reconnaissance course, and Training Set, Fire Observation Course. He understands the struggles and hardships that service members, veterans and their families endure, because he himself has also had to endure them. James and Kim have been married for 10 years and have two daughters ages 7, and 3. They currently reside in Owensville, Missouri.
Charles and BreAnne
Charles developed a love for our military serving as a United States Navy SEAL. The years he spent serving this nation in special operations gives him a unique perspective of the needs of our nations heroes. After leaving the US Navy, Charles and BreAnne transitioned to the business world and founded CrossFit in the Seattle area. During that time Charles and BreAnne worked with churches and community leaders to better their city taking on many difficult challenges. Recently, the Crouches sold their business and home to join Mission Force by traveling the nation and arriving at military installations to address the great needs of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Charles and BreAnne have been married for 11 years and have four children, (8,7,4,2).