Greg DeLoach is a native Georgian, who grew up on a dairy farm outside the small town of Eatonton. While farming is the noble vocation of his father and brother, it was not his calling. At the age of eighteen years he answered God’s call in his life to serve God through serving the local church. Over the years Greg has been loved by some beautiful congregations throughout Georgia, serving pastorates in Mansfield, Chickamauga, and Marietta. In the fall of 2005 the good folks at First Baptist Church of Augusta called him to serve as their Pastor.
Many people and places have helped shape Greg, but none more importantly than his family. Amy and Greg were married on a hot July afternoon in Milledgeville in 1988. They moved from college students in Rome, to seminarians in Louisville, KY, to parsonages and homes, currently tugging along two wonderful sons, Clark and Aaron.
When Greg is not behind the pulpit or about the work of the church, he enjoys quiet evenings at home listening to katydids and tree frogs chanting in the evening hours. When time permits, he enjoys oil painting, a talent cultivated by patient teachers and friends, and exploring the outdoors. It is not unusual that Greg can be found pitching a tent in the Appalachian Mountains and breathing in campfire smoke.
Greg does not always look very pastoral, but he loves what he does and First Baptist Church is made up of a community of followers who love the Lord and have a desire to share that love in word and in mission.