Senior Pastor Greg Salazar

Greg Salazar has been the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church since August 2022. Greg and his wife Christie (originally from Orlando, FL) have been married since July 2010 and have four amazing children—Catie-Claire, John, James, and William. They love being in a church with numerous young families with children, single folks, and older couples.  


Greg grew up in Augusta, Georgia and then North Carolina. He became a Christian in June 2002 after hearing the gospel at Young Lifes Malibu Club Camp. His passion for the Lord began at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where we was a volunteer Young Life leader and Religious Studies major.  


Following college in 2007, Greg worked for two years at The Falls Church, a historic (founded in 1734) Reformed Anglican Church in Northern Virginia, where he was a Falls Church Fellow and then Study Assistant to the church’s Senior Pastor, the Rev. Dr. John Yates (a Board and Council member for The Gospel Coalition).  


From 2009–2012, Greg pursued a Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL). During that time fell in love with and married his wife Christie (Uliano) while she was working on staff in youth ministry at a PCA church close to Orlando. Christie is Greg’s best friend and serves as a certified birth and postpartum doula.  


In July 2012, Greg and Christie moved to England (just West of London) for him to work for a year as a personal and research assistant to Rev. Dr. Greg Livingstone, the founder of Frontiers Missionsthe largest missions organization in the world to unreached Muslim peoples. In the fall 2013 Greg began his doctoral studies in Church history at Cambridge University. 


From 2017–2022 he was a Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. During that time, he served on staff as an Associate Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Hudsonville, MI and founded the James Fellowship, a nonprofit (501c3) ministry that serves the Church by establishing intensive discipleship groups in local churches for men recovering from sexual addiction.  


He is author or editor of three books and has also written various church articles (including for Desiring God andTabletalk magazine). You can learn more about him on his website (http://www.godwardgod.comor follow him on Twitter (GregASalazar).