Man on top of snow covered mountain.

GRATS' VISION: Jesus' church in America, healthy and moving in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Transformational Ministry Coaching 

Jesus' church in America is broken and needs healthy transformation. 


Year after year the church in America suffers decline and local churches are closing everyday; even though we have more resources, videos, materials, books, curriculum, and conferences than ever before.


And ministry has become backwards in many cases, as we are often more focused on getting people to come to us; our buildings, our programs, our meetings - even though Jesus told us to instead go to them.


God is calling the pastors of His church to be transformed, so that His church will be transformed.

Romans 12:2 says "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." (NASB 1995)


Transformational Ministry Coaching is a key path towards achieving this, and we are called by God to be a conduit of Him for pastors through coaching:  to encourage them, challenge them, hold them accountable (including to repeat positive actions), renew them, grow them, and set them free.

Empowered Preaching
and Proclaiming

We are also called by God to preach His love, His word, His gospel, and who He is;


and to proclaim good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, and the favorable year of the Lord.

"Lot's of people do this.  Why are you any different?"

We aren't. 


We are called; just as they hopefully are as well. 


We focus on being a conduit of Him and preaching what He tells us to preach; versus a growing trend that we see where people speak what they think their audience wants to hear.

And God often accompanies the preaching with power and healing - setting people who have been held captive in life, free.

This is how we are called to help the church as a whole experience the transformation and freedom that the pastors get to experience through Transformational Ministry Coaching.


We can tell you about our founder Ioannis’ experience and successes as a pastor, a professional coach, a ministry coach, an evangelist… blah, blah, blah.  None of that will really answer for you why you should choose Grats as God’s instrument to transform you and your ministry.


"Well then, what is the answer to that?"

Simply put… the Lord called us to this. 

“That’s your big reason why I should choose Grats… because God called you?” 


Yep! Isn’t that the major reason why you are a pastor, why people should come to your church, and why people should listen to you preach?

"Ok, preaching is one thing, but coaching?" Not sure what the purpose of Transformational Ministry Coaching even is?  We answer that here.


Need some client testimonials? A great one is at the bottom of this page, and another is on the "Ministry Evaluation" page.  You can also read a more in depth testimonial here.


Still really want to know about all of Ioannis’ background stuff and qualifications? Keep scrolling down.

Jesus has called us to accomplish the vision through two main channels:


Grats is led by Pastor Ioannis (Pronounced "Yani") Gratsinopoulos. 

Ioannis is an ordained pastor, an seasoned evangelist, an award-winning Fortune 200 trainer and business coach, and a 20-year veteran ministry coach; which includes over 10,000 hours of consulting, training, and coaching within the church and business world on successfully assisting organizational and leadership transformations. He holds a degree in church leadership with a minor in psychology. 

“Ioannis met with me... at a time when I felt especially “stuck” as a pastor...

Ioannis has a unique way of asking questions and providing insight that helps get beyond the surface issues and more to the heart of the matter.

I was challenged by Ioannis in a good and much-needed way. Many Pastors isolate themselves because they don’t have someone to serve as a sounding board or to talk to who will provide constructive feedback.  Ioannis understands the business and ministry side of things as he has experience with both. He is positive, Christ-centered, and highly motivational.”

- Konrad Ziesing, Senior Pastor