Jean-Pierre was raised in a Christian family in Mulhouse Alsace, France and, at the age of 14, accepted the Lord as his Saviour. Abby, too, was raised in a Christian home in Longueil, QC and came to Christ at a young age.
In 1973, Jean-Pierre came to Quebec as a tourist, working six weeks in "Camp des Bouleaux". It was there that he dedicated his life to God. The Lord then opened doors so that he could stay in Quebec. During those early years Jean-Pierre began taking SEMBEQ courses. Abby was also among the students.
In September 1975 Jean-Pierre and Abigail were married and the Lord provided a teaching job for him in Alma. In 1984, after nine years in teaching, the Lord called him to be the full-time Pastor of Église Baptiste Évangélique d'Alma.
The Greths served in Belgium first in the Liege area and then for seven years in the Malmedy church with the Belgium Baptist Union. They developed leadership training up to the point they were asked to take this ministry full-time in 2003 providing a broader-based leadership training program.
In 2008, they moved to France where they work with France pour Christ (France for Christ) a movement dedicated to raising up missionaries to reach the needy northeastern area of France with the Gospel and establish new churches in that area. They are mainly involved in developing a church-based leadership program.
In November 2016, the Greths returned to Canada to work full-time with Fellowship International in Quebec. Their main ministry is to develop a discipleship process and the tools needed to train new leaders in the local church.
You can read more about France for Christ by visiting their website: www.missionfpc.fr
To discover the Xtension network working in eastern Montérégie, check out their Facebook page.