Greg Amundson is the founder and teaching pastor at Faith Works Church located in Santa Cruz, CA. Greg brings an electric combination of passion, credibility and real-world experience to his ministry and and sermons.
Greg’s late father, Dr. Raymond Amundson, was a Doctor of Chiropractic, Pastor, Bodybuilder, Naval Officer, Deep Sea Diver, Champion Swimmer and world renowned Energetic Healer. His mother, Julianne, was a lifelong Teacher, Minister and Peace Corps Volunteer, who gained recognition for her volunteer work in Jordan, which took her life in 2011.
From a very young age, Greg was indoctrinated into the culture of healing practices, leadership, Christianity and ministry. Through Greg’s unique and expansive career in Law Enforcement and the US Army, to include details as a SWAT Operator, DEA Special Agent, and a Krav Maga black belt, Greg has been a pioneer for bringing God into the warrior profession, martial arts studio, and CrossFit gym.
Greg is a four time #1 bestselling author and founder of the renowned podcast “The Greg Amundson Show” which focuses on the integration of Faith and fitness. Greg is currently a graduate student in the Biblical Leadership program at Western Seminary in San Jose, CA., and also serves as a California State Certified (Peace Officer Standards and Training – POST) Law Enforcement Chaplain in Santa Cruz County.