AFC Ministries of Mattoon, IL

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Dear Friends in Southern Gospel Music,
      Our names are Gregory and Phyllis Ridenhour, and we would like to take just a few minutes to introduce ourselves and our ministry.
     Gregory is a southern gospel recording artist.  He has independently released 3 solo albums.  First one entitled “Because of Who You Are” in 2002, and the second one entitled "Wish You Were Here" in 2012, and third was "One Day At A Time" Favorite Hymns Vol. 1. 
     Gregory married Phyllis on July 7, 2007.  Phyllis is wonderful and loving wife, and is involved in our ministry every place we go.
     We know your time is valuable, but please take a moment to look at, and listen to the enclosed materials. You’ll be glad you did!!!

Excited to serve,

Gregory & Phyllis Ridenhour

Gregory`s Personal Testimony

Gregory was born with a rare eye condition called Aniridia, which is congenital absence of the iris portion of the eye.  After living with this condition since birth, he has become legally blind since 2006.  He is able to see, but only things up close appear to be clear.  Things farther away are not clear to him.  God has blessed him in so many ways.  He grew up in a Christian home, so he always felt that his vision impairment was allowed by God to be used to further the kingdom of Christ.  It is not a disability, but an inconvenience that he has learned to live with.  He believes that God will not allow anything in our lives that we can not handle without His divine help.

He was saved on April 12, 1978 during a revival service at Jonesboro First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, IL.  He surrendered his life to full-time ministry at the age of 19 during a revival service at Anna First Baptist Church in Anna, IL.

His life has been far from perfect, but after surrendering to ministry heattended Hannibal-LaGrange Baptist College in Hannibal, MO, where he received his Bachelor degree in Christian Education, with a minor in Church Music, and a second Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Gregory served as pastor of Beech Grove Baptist Church for a total of 5 years.  He has always been active in music ministry.  He has a loving and supporting wife, who loves to share in our ministry.  She is his eyes to the world around him, when he`s unable to see something.

We would love to come and share our ministry at your church or organization.

Although Gregory T. Ridenhour is in his early 40’s, he has been singing Gospel music for over 25 years. His experience has taught him that music can touch lives in ways nothing else can.  Greg presents music that is relevant, full of energy, led by the power of the Holy Spirit and designed for all ages to enjoy.  You will come away renewed and challenged from a Gregory T. Ridenhour concert.

Here’s what a few people have to say about the ministry of Gregory T. Ridenhour.

“Greg presents himself with a great passion to serve Christ and has excellent musical ability to minister in many different environments, whether it is a church, or an outdoor concert.  He truly presents the gospel of Jesus Christ through his style of music
Todd Hawk
Senior Pastor
Harvest Time Worship Center
Herrin, IL
“We have had Greg Ridenhour at our church in Toledo, Illinois.  Greg does a great job despite the problem with his eyes.  He has an excellent singing voice that God has blessed him with and you can feel the Spirit when he sings.  Not only is Greg an excellent singer but can preach as well.
I would highly recommend him to any church or organization.”
 Norman B. Lockwood 
Pastor  Toledo First Baptist Church
Toledo, IL
"I have been blessed to cross paths with Greg Ridenhour and now call him my friend.  
In gospel music, it can sometimes be difficult to find someone who possess a certain level of
talent, a sincere heart and true drive for ministry, however, Greg possess all these traits.  He is
a consistent vocalist, gentleman and minister.  I would recommend Greg for ministry at a local
church, revival, youth event or senior adult meeting."
Kasey Kemp
Southern Gospel Musician
Declaration Trio
For More Info:
Please contact us at:
AFC Ministries
3220 Piatt Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Greg`s Ph # (217)317-1419
Phyllis` Ph # (217)317-1439
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