Greg Waggoner has been around horses, cattle, cowboys, rodeo and music all of his life. He was raised in Kansas north of Wichita, one of the great historical cowtowns of the West.
Greg was seasoned by the influence of Country, Western and Gospel music that is such an important part of his life today. He loves to share the songs of the Trail and the Cross to those who will listen. The smooth style of his voice will give a relaxing, calming feeling as you journey with him through the songs of the Gospel and the Cowboy. He has had many opportunities to introduce the history of the Cowboy in Elementary Schools as well as other groups including the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo, TX.
Greg has always loved the life of the cowboy. He always had a burning desire to ranch and rodeo until he met the Lord Jesus Christ in March of 1975. Though he enjoys being involved in ranching and rodeo when it is possible, he has been actively fulfilling his heart’s desire to serve the Lord in the ministry since God called him to preach in 1976. Greg has gathered experience in Youth and Music Ministry as well as pastored for over 26 years. In June of 2011, following 21 years as the pastor of Bible Baptist Temple, Amarillo, TX, God moved Greg down the Evangelism Trail.
One of the greatest blessings for Greg was when he married the love of his life, Sandy, in 1978. Together, God has used their talents to influence the lives of many people (Greg preaching/singing and Sandy as an author/speaker). Greg and Sandy travel around the country with their 5th wheel in tow (their Covered Wagon) and minister as God leads. God has honored them with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
As a ministry of Colonial Baptist Church, Galesburg, Illinois, the Waggoners are based out of Amarillo, TX. Greg loves to preach about his Saviour and share the hope one can have in Jesus Christ. He presents a practical message that deals with practical Christian living.
The Holy Scriptures
I believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning, and all issues of interpretation and meaning shall be determined by the pastor. The King James Version shall be the only Bible from which I preach and teach. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
I believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life which define man’s responsibilities in successive ages. These dispensations are not ways of salvation, but rather are divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to His purpose. Three of these dispensations – the law, the church, and the kingdom –are the subjects of detailed revelation in Scripture. (Gen. 1:28; I Cor. 9:17; 2 Cor. 3:9-18; Gal. 3:13-25; Eph. 1:10; 3:2-10; Col. 1:24-25,27; Rev. 20:2-6)
I believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 14:10, 26; 2 Cor. 13:14)
The Person and Work of Christ
- I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2,14; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8)
- I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25; Eph. 1:7; I Pet. 2:24; I Pet. 1:3-5)
- I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the minister of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; I John 2:1-2)
The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit
- I believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature and that He was active in the creation. (John 14:16-17; Heb. 9:14; Luke 1:35; Gen. 1:1-3)
- I believe that in His relation to the unbelieving world, He restrains the Evil One until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgement and of righteousness; that he bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony (2 Thess. 2:7; John 16:8-11)
- I believe that He is the agent in the new birth; that He indwells, seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer. (John 1:33; Luke 24:49; John 14:26; Rom 8:14-16; I Pet. 1:2)
- I believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary. Speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit. Ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing. (1 Cor. 1:22; 13:8; 14:21-22)
The Total Depravity of Man
I believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19)
I believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (John 1:12; Eph. 1:7, 2:8-10; I Pet. 1:18-19)
The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
I believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,38-39; I Cor. 1:4-8; I Pet. 1:4-5) I believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom.13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)
- I believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons. (I Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27)
- I believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures, by making individual disciples, building up the church and teaching and instructing as He has commanded. (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 28-32; I Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
- I believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Rom 16:1,4; I Cor. 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; I Pet. 5:1-4)