Greg Haswell holds a degree in Theology from Global University, and his wife Michelle completed her studies in Early Childhood Education at Teachers Training College. Greg and Michelle met as high school sweethearts, and married five years later, after completing their education.
Greg and Michelle have been in ministry together for over 20 years. In their native South Africa, they led a church of over 1,500 members. They have pioneered two successful Christian radio stations, a crisis telephone counseling ministry, supported the establishment of a city wide community center, established a national leaders forum for young leaders and were co-leaders of a national youth organization. Then they felt God called them to come to the USA, where they are now citizens. In addition to pastoring Northlands, they provide support in an informal way to several other churches.
Greg and Michelle love traveling, experiencing exotic foods and cultures, and keeping up with their friends all over the world. Greg is also an accomplished musician, and enjoys swimming and golf. Michelle, a nature lover, enjoys writing as well as reading. They have one college-age child.
Greg declares, “We believe God plans to do amazing things through the lives of ordinary believers. Our purpose as leaders, then, is not to draw attention to ourselves, but to strengthen the believers in our care.” Michelle replies, “We feel that Isaiah 49:8 is the foundation of the ministry God has given us–to bring restoration to the lives of believers and see the rebuilding of broken places.” Greg concludes, “Our ongoing prayer is for Northlands to be an oasis, a place where people can be refreshed and equipped to fulfill their God-given destiny.”