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Elder Gregory C. Birch

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12, 14)

Associate Pastor, Elder Gregory C. Birch was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 23, 1965.

In 1976, he was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. At the youthful age of eighteen, Elder Birch began preaching the gospel. He received early ministerial training under the late Pastor Rena M. Dawkins and Bishop Alfred L. Boyd.

Elder Birch joined the United States Army in 1986. Along with serving his county, this allowed him to minister at many apostolic churches around the world. His ecclesiastical service during this time includes Brotherhood, Usher Board, Choir Member, Musician, Security, Armor Bearer, and Pastor’s Aid.

In 2002, he arrived in Omaha at Greater Bethlehem Temple and served faithfully under the late Presiding Bishop Dr. Nelson G. Turner. In 2006, after a successful 20-year military career, Elder Birch retired from the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class.

Since 2013, Elder Birch has been serving faithfully under the pastorate of Bishop Calvin J. Gould, Sr., Pastor of Greater Beth-el Temple Ministries and Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Pentecostal Churches, Inc. He currently serves as Associate Pastor in addition to Adult Christian Education Department Head, Prayer Ministry, IT Ministry, and Prison Ministry. His former service includes Convention and Council Youth Ministry Leader of the Apostolic Pentecostal Churches Incorporated, International.