Rev. Greg McKinnon
Greg joined the staff in the spring of 2003 as the church's first Executive Pastor. As Executive Pastor he leads the pastoral, ministerial and program staff members in fulfilling the church's mission and ministries.
Greg is a native of Enterprise, Alabama, where he graduated from Enterprise High School in 1972. He began his ministry by working as the summer Youth Director at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Enterprise in the summer of 1974. In 1975 he started working at Whitfield United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama while attending Huntingdon College.
After graduating from Huntingdon with a degree in Business Administration, Greg entered the business world briefly and worked in the First Alabama Bankshares (now Regions Bank) investment department. He was only there about six months when he went to work at Frazer United Methodist Church as their first full-time Youth Minister. After spending seven years at Frazer, the next 19 years he served as a Youth Minister at several churches including First Methodist Church of Houston, Texas; Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri; and Auburn United Methodist Church in Auburn, Alabama where he served for 13 years before coming on staff at Niceville in August of 2003.
Greg and his wife, Hope, were married in 1977. Hope is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. They have two children, Wesley and Faith.
Greg received a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in 2003 and was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2010.