Greg McDougal and his family have been in full time music ministry and evangelism for the last 5 years. 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) BTW The house is complete and stands as just one of the miracles in their lives!
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 this past year was named 2012 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. The McDougal family illustrates in a touching and powerful way, how God has taken what the enemy meant for evil and made it for good in their lives. And then... the McDougal Kids get up to sing!
They have been in over 900 events in the last 5 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. This family brings a true calling on their lives to encourage and edify the body. This is what God has given them to do and there are countless friends who will testify to the quality and integrity of their ministry. Just ask around.