Executive Pastor, Crossway Baptist Church, Melbourne, Australia, D.Min '03.
Mike Grechko strongly believes that "God's people need good leaders, and there are not enough good leaders." Mike, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, serves as the executive pastor at Crossway Baptist Church, the largest church in Australia. For Mike's doctoral project, he developed a new mentoring model since mentoring was a value that Mike already embraced and practiced. At the time, Mike was the senior lecturer in ministry and oversaw the Pastors Professional Development program at Tabor Bible College Victoria. "My passion is to grow healthy leaders who will lead with excellence, and I do that through personal mentoring," said Mike. "I'm very comfortable with the fact that I'm a safe and good leader. And I don't say that arrogantly, but because I know bad leadership and I know the good effect of my leadership for Jesus is a resul of what I've been through, the lessons I've learned. I'm not an administrator; I'm a leadership developer."