Gregory B. Washington, the organizing pastor of Abiding Faith, hails from Chicago, Ill. He and his wife Marietta have been married since 1996, and have one daughter. He came to faith in Christ in the summer of 1976. Called to the Gospel preaching ministry while still in High School, he was licensed to preach by Broadview Baptist Chapel in Broadview, IL, in March 1977. He was ordained in August 1995 by Mt. Vernon MB Church in Kansas City, MO. He served as interim pastor at Good Samaritan MB Church in Kansas City, MO from July until November 1997, after which he was installed as pastor. Greg has served Abiding Faith Baptist Church & Mission in Kansas City, Missouri as pastor since January 2011.
He is a retired officer (street patrol, crime prevention, gang specialist, D.A.R.E. instructor, and school resource officer) and has served as a school chaplain. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Greg preaches and conducts Bible study workshops in the Kansas City area and serves as the chaplain for the Alexander – Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Area Buffalo Soldiers.
Pastor Washington’s vision for Abiding Faith can be summed up in the following statement:
“I pray our faith in Christ will grow stronger each day, along with our discipleship and stewardship. As we grow we can evangelize this world and reach out to the spiritually lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.