Witnessing that Christ is greater

between Georgia and the midwestern states hosting Bible conferences, as well as traveling town to town looking and praying over where the Lord desires for the next church plant to be started in the midwest.  Chris is married to his wife Ashley and they have two small boys, Hudson and Hank.

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Chris Rayner; Ministry Director

Chris Rayner asked Jesus to save him on Thursday night, October 21, 2004 at the age of 19.  Since then, he has had a desire to serve the Lord in many different capacities at Greater Heights Baptist Church in Cumming, GA.  Chris has served as an assistant pastor at GHBC since 2012, and he has been part of the Greater Than Outreach from its inception.  He travels multiple trips each year

Rickey Fields; Regional Representative

Saved at the age of  22, Rickey was called to preach seven years later in 1992. Having served in the prison ministry for 6 years, evangelism and singing ministry for 10 years, tent evangelist for 5 years, pastored the New Light Baptist Church, Trueway Baptist Church, started and pastored the Abundant Life Baptist Church. Rickey has vast ministry experience. Married for over 35 years, he and Tammy live in Cumming, GA.

Chris Grinstead; Founder

"Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. Sin had left its crimson stain, He (Jesus) washed it white as snow."


 Pastor Grinstead was born again on a Sunday morning at the age of 20 in a small coal mining town nestled in the mountains of Southwest VA. He married his high school sweetheart at the age of

22. He began pastoring when he was 25 in Ridgetop, TN.  At the age of 33, he began his second pastorate in Cumming GA, where he remains the pastor of Greater Heights Baptist Church, serving with his wife Christa and their three adult children Hannah, Rachel, and Jacob.

 Through the years, Pastor Grinstead has witnessed the blessings of God in many lives and many ministries. Since his salvation, he has had both a burden for preachers and a passion for church planting. The Lord has allowed him to witness men from his pastorates planting or rescuing churches in: Iowa (1), Tennessee (2), Kansas (2), Alabama (1), Guatemala (1), Honduras (1), and Africa (1). He continues to train, assist, and encourage men to follow God’s call to reach the world and to plant more churches.

 Greater Than Outreach is the ministry that has been birthed from the burden given to Pastor Grinstead. God continues to bless these efforts.



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