Greg was a playboy gambling drinking fool, living in the fast lane until God slammed on his brakes. Now Pastor Greg’s life really starts with new friends, a new life, and a new beginning. In this family comedy premiere, Greg is assigned to his first church, which is being run by the bossy secretary, the fussy business manager, the nervous youth pastor, and a maintenance man who’s also the town mayor. Chaos breaks loose when they accidentally schedule a funeral, a wedding, and a children’s play all in the same day. To top it off, Pastor Greg (who they haven’t met yet) shows up a day early. More mayhem is waiting when he gets to the church, where the staff thinks he’s a homeless guy who needs a handout.
The subtitle for the DVD says “Proof God has a sense of humor.” Indeed He does and Pastor Greg delivers some funny circumstances that we all can relate to in our everyday lives. Greg puts a funny spin on concepts like how do other people view me; fearing change; trying to make a good first impression; and many more common occurrences.
While not as fast paced as network sitcoms, this Christian sitcom offers many positive things. First there are not any of the usual sexual innuendos or foul language. There are not “adult” situations other than common situations that we find ourselves faced with everyday. This is very lighthearted, but at the same time, very relevant to today’s Christian audience.
Studies show that Christian and non Christian entertainment choices are about the same. There is no difference between the two, but there should be, and Greg Robbins offers in Pastor Greg a huge difference because there are life situations in his pilot premiere episode that everybody faces and he presents them in comedic fashion. In addition to the pilot episode, this DVD offers some tremendous special features. Tommy, the Christian Rapper’s “I’m Mad at You World;” Jack Hanna’s interview with Greg Robbins; Comedy by Brad Stine; Bible Study and much more.