MEET THE PASTORS

Bruce Martin - Senior Pastor

Bruce was born in 1959 as the third child in a pastor’s home. He became a Christian at the age of 12 in an evangelistic crusade held at my home church in Florida. Since he was heavily involved in the church as a teen-- working in a bus ministry as a route captain and teaching a group of fifth grade boys in a Sunday School--it was no secret that he would continue that love into his adult years. Bruce graduated from high school in 1977 and went to Bible college where he fully surrendered to full time ministry. Several years later on January 31, 1982, he was ordained to the gospel ministry. He received his Bachelors in Bible from Trinity College of the Bible, his MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Trinity Theological Seminary. Before he became a pastor he served churches for over 13 years as both a music and a youth director. In 1994 he accepted a call to pastor a church in New Market, Tennessee and then in 1999 he came to Mount Harmony. Bruce is privileged to be married to his beautiful wife, Tracy, and together they have a wonderful daughter and son-in-law, two outstanding sons, and two beautiful granddaughters.

Greg Rains - Associate Pastor of Youth

Greg was born and raised in East Tennessee and joined the Staff at Mount Harmony in October of 2010 as Middle School Director. Greg began his call to ministry in 2000 working in the student ministry of his local church. With a degree in Television and Video Production from Pellissippi State, Greg has worked in the TV industry on local commercials, national cable programming and sports broadcasts as well as producing independent films and documentaries. However, his love for student ministry continued to grow and he surrendered to the call to ministry in March of 2010.  In March of 2013, Greg joined our staff full-time adding Children's Ministry to his responsibilities and currently serves as the Pastor to Children and High School Students.  Greg has a Bachelor's Degree in Religion from Liberty University as well as a Masters of Arts in Religion and Pastoral Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his beautiful wife Kristi in August of 1996 and they share a love of travel, movies and University of Tennessee athletics (Go Vols!).