As Africa regional director, Greg is responsible for giving leadership to more than 350 missionaries and missionary associates who minister in 50 countries and territories across Africa.
Born in Levelland, Texas, Greg
was 3 years old when he
moved with his
family to Tanzania where his
parents, missionaries Jimmy and Mary Beggs, began their overseas ministry.
spent most of his
childhood years in Tanzania and Kenya, and during this time, a deep love for the continent of Africa took root in his
Following high school, Greg returned to the United States to attend Central Bible College and pursue a bachelor's degree in biblical studies.
While at CBC
met Danna Whitney, and the couple married in 1984.
Later, Greg also earned a master's degree in human resources from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
In 1987, Greg
and Danna started their missionary service in Tanga, Tanzania.
In 2000 the Beggs family moved to Kenya, and Greg was named area director of East Africa and the Indian Ocean Basin.
This diverse area encompasses a variety of territories ranging from deserts to rain forests.
These territories are home to people who are equally diverse who live in villages dotted with mud huts as well as bustling cities of millions.
was instrumental in launching the Live Dead initiative across East Africa
With a major emphasis on reaching people groups with little or no gospel witness, Live Dead is gaining momentum.
Church planting team are currently in various stages of development to target strategic area large concentrations of unreached people live.
Greg became Africa regional director January 1, 2014.
will continue to encourage church planting initiatives among the unreached while working with national church leadership in establishing and expanding ministry across the continent.
and Danna have two children: a son, Nate, and a daughter, Nicole.
Africa Regional Director