About Greg McDougal
Greg McDougal is a singer/songwriter currently nominated for the 2007 Inspirational Country Music Award’s New Artist of the Year and his debut CD…’The Work of a Carpenter’ is up for Album of the Year. Funny thing though…his CD was recorded for the sole purpose of raising the necessary funds to build his children an allergen free home. ( 3 of the 4 are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis ) not to return to the music business. This recent musical success is not new to Greg, just quite unexpected. In the 1990s…Greg was writing songs for EMI Nashville publishing and pursuing a record deal with Henry Paul of BlackHawk as his producer. He also had a song recorded by John Michael Montgomery.
Simply stated…his first son was born with a hole in his intestinal tract, subsequently diagnosed with CF and it was in this circumstance that God got Greg’s attention and redirected his life. Having spent the last 8 years as a home repair contractor…Greg and his wife Diane have been blessed with 4 precious babies.
A little over a year and a half ago, their oldest son Jeffrey began having a struggle and the Doctors had some very serious things to say. In a moment of a desperate cry to God for help…Greg knew what had to be done. With Cystic fibrosis primarily affecting the respiratory system, Greg and Diane have launched an effort to build a special allergen free home. ( go to www.ahouseformykids.com ) A house that has been built with all of their children’s health concerns in mind. One that will be least likely to grow any mold, and that has a high filtration system to clean the air, no carpet, etc.
Having spent the last 18 months trying all he can do to bring attention to their cause, Greg attended the 2006 ICM Awards Convention hoping to sell a few copies of his CD ‘The Work of a Carpenter’. What he found was a new group of friends warm and welcoming. Prayer warriors with only one goal in mind…that is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through what is now called…Inspirational Country Music.
Sent with LOVE from the Buck-Out Ministry
Sermon for Sunday, July 1st
“Unity In Christ”
John 17: 19-26, Matthew 28: 16-20, Acts 2: 42-47 and Ephesians 4:1-16
By Pastor Bob Young
This Week at Rafter J:
Sunday, July 1st – Worship Service 10 am, Communion, Nursery opens at 10:30 am, Youth Bible Study 10:30 am, Children’s Church 10:30 am
Monday, July 2nd – Open Arena, General Public 7 pm
Tuesday, July 3rd– Band Practice 7 pm
Wednesday, July 4th – Celebrate Recovery 7 pm – Testimony in CR room and Rafter J 4th of July Celebration 7 pm by the kitchen or meet at Doc’s for fireworks show
Thursday, July 5th – Buck-Out 7 pm – Special Guest Greg McDougal
Friday, July 6th – Arena Not Reserved
Saturday, July 7th – Arena Not Reserved
Wednesday, July 4th – We, as a church family, will meet at the church @ 7pm to fellowship and then will all drive over to Doc’s office to watch the Fireworks Show at Ben Gill Park at 9 pm. Bring your own drinks, snacks, watermelon or whatever.
Thursday, July 5th – Singer/Songwriter Greg McDougal will be the special guest at the Buck-Out. We invite you to come out Thursday night.
The Women’s Ministry is collecting recipes to create a Rafter J Cookbook. Please turn your recipes in by July 15th for submission. Also, this ministry is having a 50/50 raffle until Sunday, July 29th. Tickets will be sold every Sunday and at the Buck-Outs. Support Rafter J & the band. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. Be ready to answer your phone or be at church July 29 to get 50% of the cash!