Elder Gregory Hughes is the third of eleven children born to Sharon and Samuel Hughes, the father of two daughters, Taylor and Sheree Hughes and the proud grandfather of three. He matriculated through the Atlanta School System and graduated from C.L. Harper High School in 1984. He pursued higher education by enrolling in graduate studies at the University of Georgia where he majored in Psychology. Upon leaving UGA he began a career with Wells Fargo before stepping out on faith to start his own company – “By Grace”.
With God always in charge, Elder Hughes has enjoyed a lucrative business specializing in the restoration of vehicles, trucks, planes and boats. Elder Hughes was a faithful and diligent member of St. Stephens Overcoming Church of God for 20 years. In 1992 he was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel. Following the direction of God, he began a 4:00 a.m. bible study at Grady Hospital.
The 4:00am Bible Study subsequently grew and evolved into what is now known as “True Life Ministries, Inc.” where he has been Pastoring for 19 years. With locations in both East Point, GA and Canton, GA the ministry is blessed to be “One Church – In Two Locations”. In his tenure, Elder Hughes has answered the call to minister as: the keynote speaker for “The Future Doctors of America Association” sponsored by Morehouse College, the institution of the “Joshua’s Walk” an annual fundraiser to help Morris Brown College gain funding and awareness in their endeavor to restore and maintain their accreditation, the host of an annual National Baptism in Brunswick, Georgia and an on-going support of campaigns to feed and clothe the less fortunate.
Elder Hughes continues to seek God’s presence and guidance for the purpose in which he was created. When asked how to summarize the humility and sacrifice that is continually shown by this man of God he would simply say, “Saved and Purposed.”