Winnebago Evengelical Fellowship

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Pastor Dennis Buss
Pastor Buss offers inspiration each Sunday utilizing God's Holy Word. Walk along with him through the bible as he applies God's word to our lives.

January 18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Please consider setting aside a special time to pray. John 17:20-21a

Chuck Crain

Chuck Crain
CANCELED due to weather

Winnebago Evangelical Fellowship, 500 W. Winnebago St., Winnebago, IL, to host Chuck Crain from the Presley’s Jubilee Show, Branson MO February 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm.

Chuck began singing during his time in the Navy, performing with the Navy’s Blue Jacket Choir in San Diego, California. One Sunday morning, while stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, he saw four gentlemen on television standing around a piano singing Southern Gospel music – and he was hooked.

After leaving the Navy in 1974, Chuck got a full time day job at Winn Dixie and traveled on the weekends with a part-time gospel group. In 1976, he joined his first full time gospel group, the Mid-South Boys Quartet in Sheridan, Arkansas. That October he met a lovely lady, Sharon and she became his wife in December. Cuck and Sharon have been married for 36 years. They have 4 children and as of now, 9 grandchildren.

In 1979 he joined the Blackwood’s, taking him all around the world singing to millions of gospel music fans. Performing on television programs such as the 700 Club, PTL and Jimmy Swaggart just to name a few. In 1990, the Blackwood’s came to Branson, Missouri where Chuck left and formed his own group, The Heartland Quartet. That year they were nominated Horizon Group of the Year.
Two years later Chuck left the group to stay home and work behind the scenes in several theaters until he got a call from a friend of his, asking if he would consider singing backup for Wayne Newton. Three weeks later he found himself on stage with Wayne Newton in Law Vegas, Atlantic City, Branson, and the list goes on. In December 1996, Chuck talked to Gary and Steve Presley and was asked if he would like to help form a Southern Gospel Quartet for the show. He knew in his heart and his love for gospel music, he had to leave Wayne to do this.

Since 1997, thousands of fans later and hardly any miles, Chuck has found his calling. Many nights people come and ask him if he still travels and sings. Chuck and sometimes Sharon, travel during the off season and occasionally during the season. Starting in March 2010 the Presley’s have been on RFD TV with a half hour program (6:30 pm)


Starting February 18 - Lent Service and Soup Supper
Child care available. Lent service will be held every Wednesday evening until Easter offering a 6 pm Soup Supper followed by the service. This is a joint community service featuring pastors from area ministeries. All are welcome to attend. More details to follow.


Encouragement for my day

Dear Brothers and Sisters Loved By God

Remember that In Christ -- I am accepted

I am Christ's friend

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15


Remembewr that In Christ -- I am secure

I am assured that all things work together for good.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. . . Romans 8:28


Remembewr that In Christ -- I am significant

I am a branch of the true vine.

 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me."

 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:1-5


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