Interview with Greg Atkinson @gregatkinson
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
In 2003, I launched a website geared to encourage, network, resource, and equip Christian pastors, media ministers, artists, and worship leaders – after having served the previous 11 years as a worship pastor himself in the Carolinas and Washington DC.
I have a degree in worship with a minor in religion and has done graduate work in worship and leadership. He helped create, develop, and lead WorshipHouse Media while serving as Director there until the summer of 2006.
Can you share the most interest in what exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
I have been a part of several book projects. When Christianity Today updated their Leadership Handbook on Management and Administration (published with Baker), they turned to me to write the technology chapter. Several years ago, I wrote the Foreword for the book Facebook for Pastors, edited by Chris Forbes. I also wrote a brief section on social justice in Shawn Wood’s book Wasabi Gospel.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
You need to love what you’re doing. It needs come from your heart. It needs to be you.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Honestly, I’m so grateful for my past & current mentors – I’ve often gravitated towards others that have a similar outlook on life, the lone wolfs & the mystical beings – I’m careful about my influence and a lot of my influence comes from my personal trainers who have always doubled up as life coaches & mentors.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I’ve been working in the field of disabilities for over 10 years, and I’ve also been a youth pastor. I can tell you that people with disabilities don’t want to be treated like they’re special, in fact, some people even hate that word. They just want to be treated like everyone else. So the best approach is working in advance to ensure that guests at your church of all abilities feel welcome.
Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I am personal of many quotes – I put all the unique ones to use in any uplifting conversation. Your attitude really determines your altitude.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Follow me on Instagram @gregatkinson
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Do good and expect nothing in return.