My name is Mike Greenlief and I am the Lead Pastor here at Family Alliance Church since 2017. It is my desire to share the story of the life I have been dealt. There was nothing easy or given to me. However, I have never been a victim of my circumstances. This is where I have strived to live a life of being “better” and not “bitter.”
I was born and raised in Ashtabula, OH, a graduate of Lakeside High School. There I met my high school sweetheart and wife of 13 years , Jody. Together we have fostered many children in our community and have been blessed with 5 adopted children (Raymeir, Donald, Kenneth, Johanna, Karlie) and 3 birthed children (Annabella, Mia, Braelynn). It has been our belief that the best way to make a difference is to give an opportunity to children that are forced into situations they have no control over. Each of our kids are amazing!
I’m a lifelong learner and am currently continuing my education at Youngstown State University to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education. In addition to ministry I am an employee with the Buckeye Local Schools as a tutor and coach. I have a Bachelors Degree in Youth and Sports Ministry, Master’s in Christian Studies, and am an Ordained Minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I will have the great opportunity to be a Lead Cohort director for our region starting January 2022 to lead and support those who have a deeper interest in growing their faith journey.
At Family Alliance Church we are a family who welcome all with open arms. Our church body is friendly and approachable. When you walk through the doors you will find authenticity. There is no sugar coating our daily struggles and need for something more, which affects both Christians and non-Christian alike. We come together as a support system focused on exalting God and finding our grounding and strength through Him.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8