Justin and his wife Nikki are natives of Greenville, SC. They moved to NE Ohio with their two young children in October of 2021 to take a call as Assistant Pastor for Young Families and College Students at Grace. Justin served in youth ministry for 5 years at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville, SC, before serving as a pastoral intern there for 4 years, prior to coming to Ohio. Justin first felt his call to the ministry while working with the youth at WRPC and has worked with youth for over 8 years. Justin then attended Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for his M.Div. degree, graduating in 2021. Justin was ordained and installed at Grace Presbyterian Church on 10/16/22.
The Salinas family loves to be outdoors, and enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, biking, and a variety of other activities. They are passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and love to minister to families, young adults, and children.