Lawrence W. Greider Jr., who goes by Larry, has been in the full-time ministry of the Church of God since 1973 and has served in two countries and in dozens of assignments.
First sent to serve in Canada in the Toronto, Ontario, area, he pastored in many assignments including the Canadian headquarters congregation in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served as the director of youth programs. He also coordinated several Feast of Tabernacles sites in the U.S. and Canada.
He has been married to Bonnie for 45 years, and they have four children and 10 grandchildren—are all active in the Church. Larry and Bonnie have been active tennis players for decades and both exercise daily in various activities. Bonnie usually runs several miles each morning and Larry heads to the local gym.
Larry writes a weekly pastor’s letter and also has published one book, America, Renewal or Ruin (2003). He also is writing a book, The Story of Adolescence in America, which is yet to be published.
Larry enjoys woodworking and has built much of their furniture. He is also an avid reader and has read countless books over the years and has a considerable library.
The Church has been a major part of Larry and Bonnie’s lives since getting married and serving in the ministry all of their married life. Larry currently pastors the St. Petersburg, Florida, congregation of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association.