John Wegner Football Player, And Man Who Loved The Lord!
Please contact us if you have questions or comments or want encouragement.
In Loving Memory Of John Wegner, born on August 26, 1944, he passed away and is now in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. since December 16, 2017. John Wegner became on fire for the Lord while at Eastbrook Church.
John was involved in the Heartfire Ministry, on the prayer team, and involved with other ministry gatherings. He was a part of the roster on the Dallas Cowboys football team in 1966. I like what Vince Lombardi once said ~ “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportional to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” John had a big heart yet had very few fears, and John was a wise and good man. ~ Bill Greguska
John Wegner Was On The Dallas Cowboy Roster In 1966!
John Wegner, My Good Friend, And Brother In Christ!
Anyone who knows John Wegner will say he is a brilliant man who loves the Lord Jesus. He grew up, became an outstanding football player in Wisconsin, football player in Wisconsin and excelled at baseball. Then, later on in life, he tried out for the squad of the Dallas Cowboys in 1966. John is a good man who has established himself as a great athlete in football and baseball. I must say that John’s athletic accomplishments pale compared to his relationship with Jesus Christ!
Our friend John was very active in ministry in the Milwaukee area for many years with March For Jesus. He also has been busy the last few years at Heartfire ministry. He lives a quiet life dealing with ill health, yet he gets his strength and comfort from Jesus Christ. John Wegner gave up drugs and alcohol at 36 and lived his last 37 years for the Lord. God answered a three-part prayer for help, hope, and deliverance for John Wegner. Once an outstanding football player, John tried out for the Dallas Cowboys and made the roster. John influenced my life and the lives of many others. I am glad John Wegner and I have been privileged to be friends with John for many years. John has had many close friends in ministry, such as Brian Larson, Mark Mallwitz, myself, etc., ~ Bill Greguska.
Christian Testimonies Of Green Bay Packer Players!
Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- Does the Bible say anything about violence?
- Does the Bible say anything about violent sports?
- How can I overcome sin in my Christian life?
- What does the Bible say about competition?
- What is Promise Keepers?
John Wegner Very Active In Prayer Ministry!
After his football days had been over, John had later embraced a bar owner and operator’s lifestyle and allowed alcohol to lead him where he did not want to be.
But Go answered a three-part prayer for help, hope, and deliverance for my friend, John Wegner.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling but in rising again after you fall. ~ Vince Lombardi
1 Timothy 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
The Lord Can Change The Heart Of Anyone Of Us!
God changed John’s heart, and then John was set on fire to share the love of the Lord through prayer, Bible study, and ministries in the Milwaukee area for many years. Once, John Wegner was an owner of a bar who turned his life over to Jesus Christ through God’s love and mercy. John made a significant turnabout after an A.A. meeting where John was soliciting new customers for his bar. A dramatic revelation of the Holy Spirit during a mob party reminded John of answered prayer. “If anyone thinks the Lord doesn’t hear the prayers of a sinner, I can assure them He heard mine.”
John has been a member of Eastbrook Church for over 20 years and has built strong friendships with others at the church, such as former head Pastor Marc Erickson. Since that day, John Wegner has served as the small group coordinator, prayer team leader, and usher at Eastbrook, his church home. John is Heart-Fire Ministries’ Prayer and Discipleship Coordinator and a community leader in Milwaukee. John Wagner has had many interests, such as baseball, football, drinking, and many other things he focused on in his life. Still, his primary interest for many years has been Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior! Up until the day he died.
Some Comments From John Wegner:
Years before I gave my life to Jesus, I was a bar owner. At the bar, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm every afternoon was designated as “Happy Hour” when all drinks were two for one price. The intent was apparent and caused multiple problems — car accidents, marriage breakups, arguments, etc.
The presence of evil was abundant. Lying, confusion, distortions of the truth, expression of selfishness, exaggerated pride, and death. It was easy to witness what our attitudes should not be. Bolstered by alcohol (spirits), the worst of human behavior was usually on display. “Attitude Adjustment Hour” made much money and destroyed many lives in the process. The attitude of sin and death is transformed (swallowed up) into an abundant life found in Jesus Christ. John has served at Heart Fire Ministry as a Prayer & Discipleship Coordinator for ten years.
2 Corinthians 5:17 reminds us, “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.”
~ (John Wegner wrote this article himself)
More Encouraging Testimonies
Pastor Billy Graham
Pastor Francis Chan
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Pastor Ron And Sue Sauer
Pastor Ron West
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Philippians 4:13 ESV
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Galatians 5:16 ESV
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
James 4:17 ESV
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him, it is sin.
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Matthew 25:46 ESV
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Matthew 5:48 ESV
You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
1 John 5:17 ESV
All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
1 John 3:4 ESV
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
James 2:14-17 ESV
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
James 1:27 ESV
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Hebrews 5:14 ESV
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
1 Timothy 3:16 ESV
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
Ephesians 1:3 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.
Find Hope And Encouragement From Our Links!
- If you just started believing in God, we have a page specifically for you.
- If you are dealing with anger, stress, or depression, we have information to help you.
- We have phone helplines, website links, and YouTube videos.
- You can learn more about us, our goal, and our purpose.
- If you have a drug/alcohol problem or want to get right with God, you are at the right place!
- If you need to talk to someone right away, you can call 800-633-3446 or click here.
- Finally, if you have any questions or want to get on our email list, just let us know.
For Encouragement, Call 1-800-633-3446 or Chat