Gregory's Personal Testimony
Gregory was born with a rare eye condition called Aniridia, which is congenital absence of the iris portion of the eye. After living with this condition since birth, he has become legally blind since 2006. He is able to see, but only things up close appear to be clear. Things farther away are not clear to him. God has blessed him in so many ways. He grew up in a Christian home, so he always felt that his vision impairment was allowed by God to be used to further the kingdom of Christ. It is not a disability, but an inconvenience that he has learned to live with. He believes that God will not allow anything in our lives that we can not handle without His divine help.
He was saved on April 12, 1978 during a revival service at Jonesboro First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, IL. He surrendered his life to full-time ministry at the age of 19 during a revival service at Anna First Baptist Church in Anna, IL.
His life has been far from perfect, but after surrendering to ministry he attended Hannibal-LaGrange Baptist College in Hannibal, MO, where he received his Bachelor degree in Christian Education, with a minor in Church Music, and a second Bachelor degree in Business Administration.
Gregory served as pastor of Beech Grove Baptist Church 2 different times for a total of 5 years. In 2001, Gregory served as a Chaplain at Marion Memorial Hospital now known as Heartland Regional Hospital in Marion, IL.
Gregory received his Master's level certificate in Substance Use Disorder Counseling from University of Illinois Springfield in 2016. He worked as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor from 2016-Present.
Gregory is happily married to his wife Tina and they are active at the Allenville Christian Church, where Gregory serves as an Elder and assists with music and preaching when needed.
Gregory has always been active in music ministry.
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