Luke Greer | Elder
Luke Greer was born into a Christian home in Dodge City in 1978, but lived in Texas throughout most of his childhood and teen years. He received Christ at El Porvenir Christian Camp (still one of his favorite places in the world) in the seventh grade.
In high school, Luke discerned God leading him to serve vocationally in the church, and this calling was affirmed from leaders in his local congregation. Although he didn’t know exactly what that vocation would look like, he decided that part of his preparation would be to study Bible and theology in college. His freshman year at Dallas Christian College, he met Lindsay, and they were married three years later. While students, Lindsay and Luke spent each summer serving in different internship contexts: inner-city outreach, youth ministry, and overseas missions. These experiences played a powerful role in their ministry direction and calling.
In 2001, they joined a team that served in the Mexico City Valley. Missionary service brought together several of Luke and Lindsay’s passions: urban evangelism, leadership development, and cross-cultural ministry are all important aspects of life and work in Mexico’s cities. Church planting, leading Bible studies, teaching and preaching, and discipleship have been primary ministry focuses. All three of their kids (Isabella, Olivia, and Elijah)were born in Mexico City.
From 2008 to early 2014, Luke and Lindsay served as church planters with a church multiplication initiative called Impacto Latino in Pachuca, a city on the north side of the Mexico City Valley. They helped to establish Iglesia Cristiana El Jubileo on a intercultural team.
Throughout their ministry tenure, Luke and Lindsay have developed a deeper passion to see their work help to produce discipleship to Jesus Christ expressed in growing churches in urban contexts.
Beginning in 2014, Luke joined the Orchard Group team, and he and his family now live in the heart of Chicago. His role with Orchard Group is multi-faceted and includes consulting with multi- and cross- cultural church planting teams domestically and abroad, connecting existing congregations to partner with new church plants, and facilitating church plant partnership/management teams during the first years of church formation.