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My name is Jared Greer and I am a 2-time competitor on American Ninja Warrior. I am a youth pastor in Grandview, TX.

My message is that we can overcome any obstacle with God’s help, that we shouldn’t be defined by our failures, but we should see those failures as opportunities to learn and to grow and develop strength for the next challenge that life’s going to throw at us.

You may have seen Jared

Jared has had the opportunity to compete in two seasons of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. He has competed in other competitions such as Obstacle Warrior.


Want to bring the Ninja Warrior experience to your school, church, or event? Overcoming Obstacles will come to you.



I have been involved in athletics my entire life. In Highschool, I excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. I went to East Texas Baptist University to continue my athletic career, but instead, I felt called to be a youth pastor. I began youth ministry my freshman year of college and realized that I should use my athletic gifts as a way to connect with students and share the Gospel. After graduating college, I was searching for a new athletic outlet. My students encouraged me to try out for American Ninja Warrior.

I made a short submission video and applied to be a contestant on the 5th season of American Ninja Warrior. I never received a callback and I assumed that dream had faded. A year later, I received an unexpected call from the shows; producers asking me to submit another video for season 6. In the short span of a month, I trained, lost weight, filmed a video, and to my surprise, I was selected to compete in the Dallas Qualifying round of season 6.

When I took the stage, I felt like I was on top of the world and ready to “beat that wall.” Unfortunately, my season quickly ended with a log to the face and a splash in the pool. I had another opportunity in season 7, but that too ended earlier than I had hoped. These experiences have truly helped me see that my failures don’t define me and that God works all things for good. Through the failures on the course, I’ve been able to be a walking, real life example of someone who has gotten back up and kept on going. God has turned what I first saw as “failure” into a ministry that has encouraged thousands of people to overcome whatever obstacles they are facing in life.

I really want my story to be an encouragement and inspiration to people. I want them to know that they can overcome any obstacle that life throws at them and that we should never ever give up.


What Others Are Saying

Camp Olympia had the pleasure of working with Jared Greer for our annual Father/Son Weekend Retreat. I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail in all aspects leading up to the weekend. Jared drove to Trinity, TX with his gear and trained our staff to have our own Ninja Warrior event. This ministry avenue is fantastic for all ages, as we had kids as young as 5 years old and grown men in their 40’s and 50’s running the course, feeling like they could conquer the world! I highly recommend working with Jared and allowing him the opportunity to share his gifts!

Richard Bombach – Camp Olympia

Jared has done multiple events for First Baptist Rowlett. When I talk to other people about our relationship with Jared and Overcoming Obstacles, they seem to worry that an event of this kind would get old to the students eventually. I thought so at first, but it just hasn’t been the case. When our Jr. High and High School students are challenged – both by the message and by the course – they take it seriously. Some of them are actually training for the next event Jared does with us. Jared is a PHENOMENAL guy and I appreciate this fellow Student Pastor!

Tim Darst – First Baptist Rowlett

Every year, we struggle to find an entertaining and spiritually impactful program to end our Upward Season with. This year, we booked Jared. When the kids walked into the gym to see an entire course setup, there was an energy in the room that hadn’t been there in previous years. Not only did Jared keep the kids’ attention, but he delivered an awesome message. We were blessed!

Jeff Stapleton – Tabernacle Baptist Church





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Want to bring the Ninja Warrior experience to your school, church, or event? Overcoming Obstacles will come to you.

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Putting on an Overcoming Obstacles event is incredibly rewarding to us and to you. It also requires preparation and work. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible, here are the basic conditions of our agreement.


  • The Ninja Warrior Course
  • 2-3 assistants
  • Liability Waivers
  • Merchandise
  • We will ‘run’ the event


  • 6-10 people to help with setup
  • 6-10 people to monitor obstacles during event
  • 1 person to register participants and collect waiver forms
  • A table for merchandise
  • A sound system
  • A backup location if the event is planned to take place outdoors

SAMPLE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • 2.5 hours prior – We will meet your volunteers for setup
  • 15 minutes prior – Begin accepting waiver forms
  • At start time – Jared gives instructions for the event
  • 40 minutes – Participants allowed to run the course
  • 5 minutes – Jared demonstrates the course
  • 10 minutes – “Up Front” participant challenges
  • 20 minutes – Jared speaks
  • 45 minutes – Competitions
  • Event Ends – 2 hours of cleanup / trailer loading