Greg Barshaw


Greg Barshaw is the founder of Connect 2 Ministries. Early in his career, he studied physical therapy and worked in aerospace, biomedical manufacturing, and construction. His passion, however, has always been for people. After starting a ministry for disabled individuals at Grace Community Church, he became the Executive Pastor at Grace Brethren Church of Simi Valley in 2000. Overtime God transitioned his focus to missions and Connect 2 Ministries was launched in 2009. It was established to help local churches rediscover a passion for lost people, and to support international churches and pastors through sound biblical foundation in ministry. Connect 2 Ministries worked extensively in relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake, and has continued working with churches, orphans, and the disabled population in Haiti. Greg has also participated in famine relief in Ethiopia in 1972, the tsunami in Thailand 2004 and Hurricane Katrina 2005. Greg is married to Nancy, is the father of 3 grown children, and “Papa” to seven grandchildren.