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Greg's church

Altar Life Church
Villa Ridge Missouri , 63089

About Greg
  • Education: B.S. from Murray State University with a major in business management and minors in marketing and human resources. Masters of Ministry from Architekton School of Ministry
  • Experience: After college I started a sporting goods store and then purchased another one which I operated for 6 years. I sold those and purchased a monogram business which I converted to a full scale embroidery business. I operated this for 13 years. I sold this business in Southern Illinois to move to Pacific, Mo to pastor. In Pacific I was a substitute teacher for 8 years. During this time I was a bi-vocational pastor. I served as pastor to two churches in Illinois before moving to Missouri. I also spent two years as an evangelist. In September of 2008 I founded Altar Life Church.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I am honored that you are taking time to read one of my sermons or Bible studies. In reality, I know that I am only a scribe writing those things that the Spirit speaks to my heart. As you read them I pray that He will speak to you also and give true meaning to the words you are reading. May they be a blessing to you and anyone you may share them with. My desire is that they bring every reader and hearer closer to our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "Someone Will Cross This River" preached by Rev. B.H. Clendennon at Abundant Life Tabernacle in Germantown, Oh. My time at Architekton School of Ministry under the direction of Rev. Gary Hampton.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The story of David and Goliath is so rich in significance to successful Christian living. The life of Moses is an absolute necessity for developing the right kind of church and church leadership. The story of Gideon is a wake-up call for the times we feel like crawling back into our caves only to worry and complain about the advances of the enemy. I love the story of the man who for many years of his married life was a drunk. His family lived in poverty and his only clothes were those he wore on his back, because he spent all he had on drink. After giving his life to Christ and experiencing the wonderful change, one evening while dressing for church he called up to his wife and asked her to bring down his suit. Her reply upon hearing his request was "which?" The next day he exclaimed to a friend, "Oh what a wonderful word, that word "which"!" It is wonderful to serve a God who offers such diversity and a world of choices!
  • Family: Wife - Karol Sons - Marcus, Jordan, Landon
  • What my parents think of my sermons: I’m their son. They love to hear me preach. They love to hear my brother also, but me the most. (Don’t tell him I said that)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says I am her favorite preacher.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Be yourself!" by Rev. George Davis in the early years of my ministry.
  • Books that have had an impact: John Maxwell’s books on leadership. Andy Stanley’s books on leadership. C. Peter Wagner’s books on church development. Dutch Sheets’ books on prayer.
  • Hobbies: Writing, fishing, golf, and spending time with my family.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. And I would sing "Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!"
  • What I want on my tombstone: Jesus loves you!
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