Meet a friend of mind: Greg Hubert of Torrance, CA, who is an executive at Joni & Friends, the Christian Global Disability Ministry and father of three boys on the Autism spectrum. Greg and his wife, Gina, have been married for 33 years and are the proud parents of three boys; Zachary (29), Tyler (27) and Tate (23), who are all on the Autism spectrum.
In the Special Fathers Network podcast, below, Greg reflects on his faith, his career in the medical device sales industry, the call to do work at Joni & Friends, and the rather unusual as well as dysfunctional relationship with his biological father.
We also learn a great deal about the history and impact that Joni & Friends has made over the past four decades across the globe and in particular with assisting churches to become more inclusive and accepting of persons with disability and the J&F’s Wheels To The World program that has provided more than 200,000 wheelchairs to those outside the U.S.
It’s an uplifting story about a father’s love for his family and how his special needs child has shaped his heart. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Special Fathers Network is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: “I wish there was something like this when we first received our child’s diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through.”