Hi I’m Greg Oraham
I am Greg Oraham. I am the founding and Lead Pastor of Foothills Community Church in Seneca, SC. I am also a N.A.S.M Certified Personal Trainer, and overall health and fitness enthusiast.
- Featured in Men’s Health magazine on a story called “Strength and Service.”
- Helped dozens of Pastors across America take control of their health.
- Husband, father and grandfather.
- Heart disease survivor.
My physical journey.
I believe anyone can meet their goals.
At the age of 50, after a routine annual physical exam, it was discovered that I had hereditary cardio-vascular disease. I was immediately scheduled for heart surgery, where 2 heart stents were installed to open blockages.
All of this took me by complete surprise. I had always tried to maintain my health. I exercised regularly and tried to eat well. I was not overweight, I didn’t smoke or fit into any of the other classic categories of people with heart disease. In fact, I had no symptoms whatsoever.
When I got home after the surgery, I was shocked, angry, frustrated, and fearful. I was determined that I was going to do everything I could do from a human standpoint to make sure it would never happen again.
I also made a vow that day that changed the course of my life. I vowed that I was not only going to maintain my health, but I was going to get in the best shape of my life! Now I know what you’re thinking: that’s pretty big talk for a 50 year old. However, I knew that it was not only possible but it was inevitable!!
It was not easy, but I did it. I can honestly say that today, as a 57 year old man, that I am in the best shape of my life. I am stronger today than I’ve ever been. I can do things that most people half my age cannot do. I am not saying this boastfully, I am saying this to encourage YOU. If I can do it, so can you. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. It will be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Will it be worth it? You bet!
How PastorFit Was Born.
This is what it’s all about.
In 2012, a year after my surgery, my wife and I were on vacation in our hometown in Florida and were on the beach. My wife took a picture of me without my shirt on. I tweeted the picture. Little did I know that that picture would create such buzz. For the next couple of weeks I lost track of how many emails, tweets, phone calls and texts I received from friends who had seen the picture. They all wanted to know the same thing… What are you doing to get in that kind of shape?
Since then not a week goes by when someone contacts me to help them get into shape. That’s how PastorFit came into being. It was just a response to a need. As I thought about the questions I was being asked, it dawned on me that pretty much everyone was asking the same questions, just wording them a little differently. I thought to myself, what if I could come up with something that could help people with their health, fitness, and nutrition that was not a cookie-cutter approach like so many programs are , but instead create different modules that people could choose from that would fit their current physical conditioning and progress them from there?
That’s what PastorFit is all about. I will be sharing podcasts to help encourage, challenge and teach you how to get in the best shape of your life, as well as some how-to videos to help you achieve your goals. So be sure to subscribe to my email list and I will send you some free resources to get you on track to being fit!