Pastor Maurice Greaves
Rev. Dr. Greaves grew up in the Mattapan section of Boston. He is the only son born to Jim and Beryl Greaves and brother to Renee, Nicole and Danielle. He has been married to his wife Karen for 15 years and they are parents of two wonderful daughters, Angelica and Gabriella.
As an infant, he was dedicated at Twelfth Baptist Church, Roxbury, MA, by Rev. Dr. Michael Haynes. Through observing authentic Christianity in the leaders of the Karate Ministry, Baptist Youth Fellowship, TBC Basketball Team and other positive role models, Dr. Greaves gave his life to Christ when he was 13 years old and was baptized. On September 14, 2003, he was licensed to preach and in July, 2010 he was ordained through the American Baptist Denomination. He continues to serve in ministry at the Global Ministries Christian Church as the leader of The Bible Institute and Coordinator of The Missions Committee.
Dr. Greaves graduated from Salem State College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. In May of 2008, he obtained a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where on May 7, 2016 he also achieved his Doctor of Ministry Degree in The Preacher and The Message track.
Dr. Greaves worked as a licensed social worker (LSW) for the Department of Children and Families for fifteen years where he served as a crisis intervention worker, a PAYA worker (preparing young adolescents for adulthood), a master facilitator for the Nurturing Fathers Program and was a mentor for numerous first year male social workers. Presently, Dr. Greaves is a Probation Officer at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston.
His life verse is Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ, I no longer live, but Christ lives in me, The life that I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”