Jasper Greg Kelly was raised in a Christian home. His father, Rev. Charles Kelly is and has been a Southern Baptist pastor for over 60 years. Bro. Greg graduated from Rockwood High School and then the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in finance. He was called to preach two years after his college graduation. He then graduated from The Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care.
While attending seminary, he served as interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Glenview, Illinois, for over a year. He then served as interim pastor of Smyrna Baptist Church in Evensville, Tennessee.
Lakeview Baptist Church in Harriman, Tennessee, called Bro. Kelly as full-time pastor, where he served for over 6 years. He then served as pastor of Central Baptist Church of Alcoa, Tennessee, for over 15 years.
Bro. Kelly began his tenure at Riverside in November 2014. He is married to Julie Guettner Kelly from Kingston, Tennessee, and they have been blessed with two children, AnnaLauren and Jackson.