Mary Beth McGreevy was born in Eureka, Kansas, but grew up in Oklahoma, California, Michigan and Texas. She is a graduate of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas (1972, of “Friday Night Lights” fame), Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana (1976, B.A. in Applied Piano), the University of Texas at San Antonio (1986, M.M. in Piano Performance) and Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis (December 2005, M.Div., summa cum laude). She has taught piano for over 40 years.
In 1975, Mary Beth married St. Louis native, Bill McGreevy. Since then they have lived in Indianapolis; Marion, Illinois; Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, Texas; Kansas City; St. Louis; and Philadelphia. Before moving to Philadelphia, Mary Beth was Teaching Leader for the Bible Study Fellowship Kirkwood Day Women Class in St. Louis for eight years.
She “retired” from BSF to become Personal Assistant to Dr. James Montgomery Boice, Senior Minister of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November of 1999. Dr. Boice soon added to her responsibilities that of Events Coordinator for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. On Good Friday of 2000, Dr. Boice was diagnosed with an aggressive type of liver cancer and died eight weeks later. Mary Beth and her husband, who had gone to Philadelphia to be CEO of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals for Dr. Boice, moved back to St. Louis in December of 2000.
From 2001-2006, Mary Beth taught the women’s Bible studies at The Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in St. Louis. Currently, in addition to teaching piano, she is a frequent speaker for women’s retreats and conferences, and an Adjunct Professor at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. She is a contributor to The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible (Crossway, 2013) for the book of Ruth, and also to The ESV Women's Devotional Bible (Crossway, 2014). With the Reverend Dr. George W. Robertson, she has written a series of Bible study materials; their Deuteronomy study was published in 2006 by CE&P (More Grace, More Love: Living in Covenant with God);James, and 1, 2 & 3 John in 2014; and The Ten Commandments, Luke, and Acts in 2015. Mary Beth also served two terms as a WIC Trustee Advisor for Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, Georgia), and four terms on the Board of Directors of Friendship Village retirement communities in St. Louis.
“Mary Beth is a gift to the Church. Her gifts in teaching God’s Word which are so abundantly bestowed by the Spirit are generously and excellently yielded to Christ for the building up of the Body of Christ.”
Second Presbyterian Church
“I am delighted to express my excitement concerning Mary Beth making herself availble for speaking. Not only is she sound in doctrine but with that communicates a heartfelt sincerity for the Word of God. If considering a lady speaker, it would be a mistake not to pray about seeking her services.”
Dr. Robert I. Vasholz
Covenant Theological Seminary
"I have known Mary Beth for many years since she was Personal Assistant to Dr. James Montgomery Boice. I have followed her subsequent seminary career with great interest and admiration and rejoiced to see the outstanding ministry God has given her amongst women. Intellectually, she is at the highest level, and she is a communicator with great gifts in teaching. Her love for Scripture, and her commitment to it and to the God of Scripture are exemplary, and large numbers of women in American churches have benefitted profoundly from her teaching. It is a great privilege to commend this ministry to the church in America and beyond."
Eric J. Alexander
Former Senior Minister
St. George's Tron Parish Church