John Wegner Was A Good Man Who Loved The Lord Jesus!

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In Loving Memory Of John Wegner, was 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. He 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 Cowboy football team in 1966. John had a big heart yet had very few fears, John was a wise and good man.  ~ Bill Greguska

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John Wegner Was On The Dallas Cowboy Roster In 1966! 


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John Wegner, My Good Friend, And Brother In Christ!

John Wegner Very Active In Prayer Ministry!

John Wegner, in this photo, is doing another Milwaukee outreach day with other Christian men!

Anyone who knows John Wegner will say that he is a brilliant man who loves the Lord Jesus. He grew up and became an outstanding 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 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 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 the age of 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.

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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, 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 John always said, "I am doing better than I deserve"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 by 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 as well as 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.


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

Former Head Pastor Marc 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 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)


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