The pastor and his wife are successful business owners and professionals. The pastor is a Radiographer by trade. He and his wife a RN by trade together own and run 2 businesses in Stafford, TX. One is Professional Healthcare Education Service Inc.(PHES), a Texas Board of Nursing approved Nurse Remediation and Nurse Refresher Course provider as well as a continuing education provider since 2001. The second is The Immunization Clinic, a private immunization clinic that specializes in adult and adolescent vaccines, drug testing for domestic needs and travel vaccinations that has been open since 2006.
They have lived in First Colony, Sugar Land for 23 years and are both native Texans and have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.
The pastor studied Biology (Pre-Med) at The University of Houston. He holds an Associate Degree in Radiological Science from Houston Community College. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Class President. He was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He won several awards in the Houston Area Radiological Technology Society and Texas Society of Radiological Technology. He has practiced at Texas Childrens Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Ben Taub Trauma Center, The Methodist Hospital and, Southwest Memorial Physicians Associates.
The pastor answered the call to the gospel ministry in 1975. He was licensed and ordained in the gospel ministry at The Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church. He also studied Christianity at Houston Baptist University. He also was a member of the pastoral staff at Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church and Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He served as Assistant Pastor of Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ernest Brooks, Jr. and currently serves as Senior Pastor of Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church which he has served for 21 years.
Mrs. Cheeks received her Associate Degree in Nursing and went on the obtain her Baccalaureate in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing Education. She worked at several hospitals and other areas of practice before opening PHES. She serves as a tireless advocate of healthcare education in many venues. She is a Texas Nurses Association Certified Nurse Advocate, and has served on the Advisory Board of Houston Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Clinically she has worked in areas from Emergency Medicine, Medical Surgical and Telemetry, Pre and Post Heart Transplant, Home Health and Hospice Care, Infusion Care and Nursing Management.
They both participate in the honor societies for their profession as well as volunteer with multiple organizations like the Fort Bend Medical Corps, Sigma Theta Tau and serve on advisory boards.
Pastor Gregory and his wife bring their love of God, family and community into our church and their businesses to help others and use their smiles and good humor as they live "true life" examples of God’s love for man.