Tony Gryskiewicz, M.A. & Garland Owensby, D. Ed. Min.

Contact image
Schedule for an Event

Tony Gryskiewicz, M.A.

Assembly of God World Missionary, Associate Pastor of Vienna Christian Center, Vienna, Austria

[email protected] , or [email protected]


  • B.A., Biblical Studies – Southeastern University
  • M.A., Intercultural Studies – Southwestern University
  • Ph.D. Student in Intercultural Studies – Biola University (in progress)


Tony has been involved in ministry for over thirty years serving as a pastor, missionary, and leader in multicultural youth ministry.  His research interests include youth ministry in an intercultural context, the role of faith in teen ethnic-racial identity (ERI), and developing healthy multicultural youth ministries.


After serving in youth ministry for nearly 20 years in the United States, Tony was appointed an Assembly of God World Missionary to the youth of Europe in 2006. Serving first in Spain, Tony now serves as the associate pastor of youth ministry development at Vienna Christian Center in Vienna, Austria.

Garland Owensby, D. Ed. Min.

Youth and Student Ministries Professor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU)

[email protected]


Garland Owensby began teaching at Southwestern in the Fall of 1998. He is the Youth and Student Ministries Professor and Coordinator for the school. He is dedicated to equipping young men and women for a lifetime of ministry to youth.

Owensby was raised in the Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He is married to Tiffani (Hester) and they have three sons, Austin (1997), Bryson and Logan (2000).

Prior to serving at Southwestern Garland ministered as a children’s/teen evangelist with Don Triplett and the Castillo del Rey team in El Salvador, Central America. Then he served in local church ministry, first as youth and children’s pastor at Northside Assembly of God, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and then as youth pastor of First Assembly of God, Ocala, Florida.

Garland earned a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Florida. He holds a Master of Science in Practical Theology and a Master of Arts in Bible & Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He also completed a Doctor of Educational Ministries degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. The doctoral project assisted students to incorporate classic spiritual disciplines into their lives.

Owensby is active in evangelistic ministry speaking in churches, youth groups, public school assemblies, training, youth camps and conventions across the nation. His engaging, humorous and biblical preaching style have made him a favorite of churches.

Garland also frequently travels doing stand-up comedy. He has performed for groups of 20-2,000. His comedy can be heard nationally on XM/Sirius satellite radio’s clean comedy station Laugh USA! and is also available on iTunes and

Owensby has contributed to YouthWorker Journal, Youth Leader Magazine, The Ocala Star Banner, the Pentecostal Evangel,,, Momentum Leadership Training, The Evangel, and the book “Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks 3” edited by Wayne Rice and to Group Magazine writing the feature article “Uncommon Communion”.