Sandy C. Gregory, a native of Statesville, was recently appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve on the North Carolina Governor’s Council on Homelessness. The Council will provide recommendations to the governor and the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to the problems of persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Gregory’s term began immediately and expires February 2016.
Sandy C. Gregory
Gregory is the director of North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) – a statewide ministry that assists aging adults 65 and older. In partnership with North Carolina Baptists as well as civic and social agencies, NCBAM strives to enable aging adults to maintain their independence and enjoy quality lives.
“Because of the growth of the aging population and the ratio of those who are economically vulnerable, homelessness among aging adults will substantially increase over the next decade,” Gregory said.
Gregory has served as pastor, associate pastor, and minister to children and youth at churches in Virginia and North Carolina. He was the executive director for the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry and the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation in Virginia. Prior to joining NCBAM as its founding director, Gregory served the parent organization, Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina as director of development for the south-central region.
He is a member of Staunton River Masonic Lodge in Virginia and First Baptist Church in Statesville. Gregory and his wife Renee live in Statesville and have seven children.