John Wegner Loves The Lord Jesus!


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Anyone who knows John Wegner will say that he is a very intelligent man who loves the Lord Jesus, he grew up and became an extremely good football player in Wisconsin and also did very good in baseball.

Then later on in life actually tried out for the squad of the Dallas Cowboy in 1966.

John is a good man who has established himself as not only a great athlete in both football and also baseball over the years, but I must say that John’s athletic accomplishments pale in comparison 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 active the last few years at Heartfire ministry. He lives a humble life dealing with ill health, yet he gets his strength and comfort from Jesus Christ.

I am glad John Wegner and I have been privileged to be friends with John for many years now. John has had many close friends in ministry such as Brian Larson, Mark Mallwitz, myself, etc.~ Bill Greguska


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John Wegner Very Active In Prayer Ministry!

John Wegner Very Active In Prayer Ministry!

John doing another Milwaukee outreach day with other Christian men!

After his football days had been over, John had later embraced the lifestyle of a bar owner and operator, allowed alcohol to lead him where he did not want to be…

But, God answered a three-part prayer for help, hope and deliverance for my friend, John Wegner.



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 who was an owner of a bar, who by God’s love and mercy turned his life over to Jesus Christ. John made a significant turnabout that happened after an A.A. meeting where John was soliciting for 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.” Psalm 17:6  John has been a member or Eastbrook Church for over 20 years and has built some strong friendships with other at the church such as former head Pastor Mark 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 as well as a community leader in Milwaukee. 

John Wagner has had many interests such as baseball, football, drinking, and many other interests in his life, but his primary interest for many years now has been Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior!


Christians In The NFL Stick Together! 

 The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. ~ Vince Lombardi

Psalm 46: 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

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.


Some Comments From John Wegner:

Some Comments From John Wegner and photo of his former Pastor Mark Erickson

Former Head Pastor Mark Erickson of Eastbrook Church Milwaukee, WI is close friends with 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 the price of one. The intent was obvious and caused multitudes of 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 abundant life that can be found in Jesus Christ.

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 Wagner

John Wegner wrote this article and John has served at Heart Fire Ministry as Prayer & Discipleship Coordinator for ten years.


Those of you who know our friend, John Wegner, that he is a man of God which is more important than anything, but you might not have known that John at one time was an all-star baseball player too. Check this out! 

1971 USSSA Major World Series!

MVP –  John Wegner, Accurate Welding (4 HRs, 13 RBIs)
HR Leader– Larry Chiapetta, Hicksville Astros
Avg Leader– Darrell Greenmeir, Accurate Welding (.750)

1971 USSSA Eastern All World Team:
Willie May, Ace Movers (.706)
Darrell Greenmeir, Accurate Welding (.750)
Jim Mortl, Accurate Welding (.455)
John Wegner, Accurate Welding (.556)
Carl Bruce Accurate Welding (.647)
Oscar Steadman, Hicksville Astros
Mike Foley, Hicksville Astros
Mike Fox, Ace Movers
Arlis Jones, Commando’s
Jim Sieloff, Ace Movers


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