Greater Waukegan Ministerial Association

 GWMA

Who we are...

  • We are an organization which provides local fellowship for pastors and youth workers and an opportunity to develop friendships.
  • We are a forum for educating and informing GWMA members of existing programs or services and of helps through local, State, Federal, and Christian agencies, para-church organizations, and established churches. 
  • We are a platform for civil interaction such as: political action committees, city-wide church events, prayer and evangelism.

Who can join...

  • Any who agree with our doctrinal statement
  • who are presently pastoring a church, under an appointment, or on staff in a Christian para-church organization;
  • who understand our purpose statements and 
  • who are willing to agree to disagree on the many controversial issues that separate church unity.
(Yearly dues are $25.)

Current officers:

  • President: Rev. Glenn Stewart (Agape Christian Fellowship) 
  • Vice-President: Rev. Carl Brannon (Wesley Free Methodist Church)
  •  Secretary: Bob Rhyne email (GraceLife Church)
  • Treasurer: Rev. George Jones (Waukegan Foursqare)

When we meet...

We meet on the third Thursday of each month, hosted by various member churches, decided upon at each meeting.

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. – prayer
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. – fellowship and refreshments
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – GWMA business

Our Doctrinal Statement

A. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine authority for all Christian faith and life.

B. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

C. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures; He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of the Father, where He serves as our Advocate and High Priest.

D. We believe that it is the purpose of the Holy Spirit to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ during this age through the ministries of convicting men, regenerating sinners who have exercised faith, and indwelling, guiding, instructing, and empowering believers for godly living and service.

E. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and therefore is alienated from God. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation from sin and reconciliation with God be obtained.

F. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as exercise faith in Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become Children of God.

G. We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head.

H.We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and punishment.