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. My wife and I recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I am sixty years old and Terri and I have three adult children. Our oldest child is William who is married to our wonderful daughter-in-law, Penny. They live in southern Ohio and have two children. Our daughter, Amy and her  husband, Jarrod have three children and also live in southern Ohio. Our youngest son, Brian and his sweet wife, Kaci, also have two children. He is currently serving in the US Army. These unions have given us seven loved and beautiful grandchildren.

God has allowed us the privilege of serving Him  in several capacities over the years. I have been the Pastor of five churches, and have run a weekly radio broadcast nationally and internationally. I have been given the opportunity to build, staff,and teach in a Christian school while ministering in the national prison in the Turks and Caicos Islands. God has used me in the capacity of sports director, teacher, and coach for a Christian school in Indiana, manager of a youth camp in WV, and caregiver for a residential care facility for abused and neglected children. The Lord has allowed us to personally care for 27 foster children over the years of ministry. I have also had the privilege to serve in the capacity of evangelist, holding revivals, teen events, tent meetings, and  camp meetings. In addition to the many other blessings from the Lord, Dr Myron Guiler at Marietta Bible College, in Marietta, Ohio, honored me with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity.

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.

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”! So please come and worship with us at Pleasant Height Baptist Church. We would be thrilled to have you.

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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.
    John & Marianne Schnader
    Milton, Vermont

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