About Viv Grigg

grigg 3.jpgViv Grigg, B.E.E., M.A. (Missiology), PhD (Theology) has been a prophetic voice, living among the poor and slums in Manila, Calcutta, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles... Lead by the Spirit, he has catalyzed  several networks of workers  who choose to live  in the slums of over 40 emerging mega-cities,  creating a plethora of organizations that transform poverty.

He coordinates the Encarnação Alliance of urban poor movement leaders. With training in theology, community organisation and urban anthropology, he catalyzed the MA in Transformational Urban Leadership with partnering seminaries, and grassroots training networks of slum pastors in over 40 cities. He is author of Companion to the Poor, Cry of the Urban Poor, Spirit of Christ and the Postmodern City and others. International Coordinator of the MA in Transformational Urban Leadership for the Encarnacao Alliance Training Commission, Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific and Director of Urban Leadership Foundation, he is married to Ieda, a hospital chaplain and gifted Brazilian motivational teacher having raised three adult children.