Meet Our Pastor

Pastor William Wagner & Mrs. Terri Wagner

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my wife and myself to you. My wife, Terri, and I are both from the great mountain state of West Virginia. We were high school sweethearts that decided it was God’s will for us to spend our lives together, so we married in 1975. I was serving in the United States Air Force when we first married so I whisked her away to Germany for the first three years of our adventure. When I got out of the Air force I entered Pensacola Bible Institute where I received my BA in Divinity. Since then God has allowed us the privilege of serving Him  in several capacities over the years. I have been the Pastor of five churches, run a weekly radio broadcast nationally and internationally, built, staffed, and taught in a Christian school while ministering in the national prison in the Turks and Caicos Islands, been the sports director and coach for a Christian school in Indiana,  managed a youth camp in WV, cared for a residential care facility where we took care of abused and neglected children, cared for 27 foster children, and have served in the capacity of evangelist holding revivals, teen events, tent meetings, and  camp meetings. I was recently blessed by receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Dr. Miron Guiler at Marietta Bible College, in Marietta, Ohio.

I believe and teach that the King James Bible is the preserved word of God without error, because original inspiration without continuing preservation is pointless. I am fundamental in Baptist doctrine, including being premillennial, and pretribulational. I am not Calvinistic in regards to unconditional election. I believe that “whosoever will”, “whosoever shall call”, and “God is not willing that any should perish”, eliminates the argument for predestination being a part of the salvation equation. My wife and I have been married for thirty-six years as of June seventh. I am fifty-five years old and have three children. William is our oldest child, with two of his own children living in Ohio with his beautiful wife Penny. Amy has two children and they also live in Ohio. Brian, our youngest child is married  to a wonderful lady,Kaci, who by the way is expecting our sixth grandchild. So for them it is one on the runway and one in the hanger. He is serving as Army Ranger Instructor in Florida at this time.

Visiting any church for the first time can be an unsettling experience and I would like to put you at ease. Your first visit to Pleasant Heights Baptist Church will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching, spirited preaching, friendly people, and a place where you will feel welcome and “at home”!

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  1. jschnader says:

    Hey Bill,

    Never thought I would find out what happened to you since our days at Feldberg RRL, Germany. Now your past has caught up with you !!! You may recall working out in the small weight room in the barracks, and occasional bible studies with two guys named Al Otten and John Schnader. Listening to Cheech & Chong albums for humor.
    Yeah its me, John Schnader…sitting here with my lovely bride Marianne. We married in September 1975, just a few months after you married. I happened to be on the Feldberg RRL website when I saw a post from you. I couldn’t believe my eyes! You’ve obviously been a busy man, and it doesn’t surprise me to see where your walk in life has taken you. You always were a Bible thumper, and I say that warmly. I’m happy that you and Terri have a wonderful family and spiritual life.

    Glad you’re still with us.
    Regards,
    John & Marianne Schnader
    Milton, Vermont

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