Greg McDougal and his family have been in full time music ministry since 2007. What began as a special cause and need in their lives, God has turned into a great desire for them to go and tell of His mercy and grace in the midst of it all.
Greg and Diane moved to Nashville, Tennessee to be in the Country Music Business in 1992. In 1997, Atlantic Records Recording Artist, John Michael Montgomery recorded one of Greg's songs, and it seemed as if Greg and Diane were living a dream. In 1998, they had their first of 4 children, but with three of their four children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, life got complicated. It was clear that God had different plans than the ones Greg had been chasing. Greg walked away from a promising career in music and spent the next seven years as a home repair carpenter.
This family will tell you that this is when they first learned how God takes the years that the locusts have eaten and makes them new. It was during this season that God led Greg to record a life changing and award winning CD called The Work of a Carpenter. Because of this project, so many lives across the country and around the world, have been touched by their story of faith, love and determination for the sake of their children.(www.ahouseformykids.com) The house is complete and stands as just one of the miracles in their lives!
From the Bellamy Brothers to the Oak Ridge Boys
In 2007, Greg recorded a follow up project called 'Try a Little Kindness' that featured many special guests in duets with Greg including: Tommy Brandt, Mary James, Tammy Cochran, The Bellamy Brothers, and The Oak Ridge Boys. In 2009, Greg responded to God's call to full time music ministry. In 2010, Greg was named The Inspirational Country Music Awards 'Music Evangelist of the Year' and and in 2012 and was named ICM 'Musician of the Year'
As he speaks, sings, and plays his Martin guitar, you will hear of forgiveness, faith, family, and how God indeed redeems all things through Jesus Christ. And then, the McDougal kids sing. (By the way they won ICM Youth in Music Award in 2013 and 2014)
This family has been in over 1800 events in the last 9 years. Singing and preaching in churches of all sizes from New Mexico to North Carolina. God has given them favor everywhere they have been, and He has really grown this family because of it.
There is so much more to tell, so please give Greg a call and let him tell you. He says that everywhere they go they meet people who are starving to know that this 'God thing' is as real on Tuesday morning as it is on Sunday morning. Greg and his family are 'set apart for a time such as this' to bear witness to just how real God is, and continues to show Himself to be.. 'Simon, Simon, Satan has asked for you that he may sift you as wheat... but I have prayed for you that your faith will not fail and when you have returned to me you will strengthen your brethren'..Luke 22:32