Greg Atkinson is an author, speaker, pastor, coach and consultant who has worked with churches of all sizes, including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country, as well as organizations such as Josh McDowell Ministries.

Greg has produced worship services for three mega-churches, served on Worship & Arts staffs and been a pastor – serving the local church for the last 24 years. Greg also produced several large conferences including Leadership Network’s Innovation3 Conference, Catalyst Dallas, and the Rebecca St. James’s SHE Conference.

Greg was selected as one of the Top 30 Christian Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2017. To read the list featuring leaders like Dan Cathy, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Ravi Zacharias, Bob Goff, Russel Wilson, David Carr, LifeWay, Tim Tebow, Brian Houston, The Gospel Coalition, Dr. Sam Chand, Chris Brown, Frank Bealer, and others – go HERE.

Greg’s blog was also selected as one of the Top 35 Blogs Christian Leaders Need to Read in 2018. His blog is listed with,, Michael Hyatt’s blog, and others. You can read the list HERE.

Greg has spoken at numerous colleges, seminaries, and conferences all over North America, including teaching “Intro to Praise and Worship” at Dallas Theological Seminary from 2005 to 2007. Greg has trained several church staff teams, including full-time staff at Saddleback Church and Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Greg is a contributor to many magazines and websites, including, Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox Newsletter,,, Outreach Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, Leadership Journal,, Catalyst,, Preaching Magazine, and Leadership Network.

Greg is a coach and consultant – specializing in areas such as first impressions (also called hospitality or guest services), leadership, and the entire worship experience. Greg is a member of Forbes Coaching Council and a Forbes featured contributor.

Greg has been a professional secret shopper for several aspects of the hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels, and various forms of travel.

Greg is the Founder of the First Impressions Conference – the annual event featuring the leading voices for first impressions and guest services in North America.

Greg is the Executive Director of – a ministry to all current, former and future pastors.

Greg is also the Founder of Worship Impressions – a professional church secret shopper service. Greg has worked hard over the last decade to build this consulting brand and reputation of a solid ministry to the local church.

Greg is based out of Charlotte, NC. You can read more details about Greg on his blog:

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*** If you’d like to see an overview of Greg’s new book and read what key leaders are saying about it, visit the book website here.