The Vision of Living Water
Over the Next 10 Years
We will become
a SAVING CHURCH sharing the Gospel
We will become
a SENDING CHURCH growing people into mature followers of Jesus and sending
We will become
a SUPPORTING CHURCH nurturing
We will become
a SHELTERING CHURCH loving our community and becoming a place where people can come for help
Statement of Faith
- Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- The Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
- God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, and infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness,wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
- Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutional atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
- The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
- The Church
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
- Christian Conduct
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that the bible defines marriage as a covenant relationship established by God between one man and one woman.
- The Ordinances
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Religious Liberty
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
- Church Cooperation
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at anytime. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
- The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Living Water Bible Fellowship is affiliated with Converge (converge.org) and Converge Rocky Mountain (convergerockymountain.org). Nearly 150 years ago, Swedish immigrants settled in the United States, having come to America primarily because of religious persecution. These followers of Christ, had a strong conviction about the Bible as the Word of God. They believed in believer’s baptism by immersion. And they had a strong conviction about living a holy life as followers of Jesus Christ. They began to reach other Swedish immigrants with the life changing message of the Gospel, and eventually organized as a fellowship of churches, called the Swedish Baptist General Conference. In contrast to the early Swedish distinctiveness, today, the Baptist General Conference is a beautiful multi-ethnic, world-wide family of believers and churches, diverse, yet committed to the common mission of fulfilling Christ’s great commission for the church. In recent years the BGC has operated under the name of "Converge" for the purpose of opening more doors cross culturally to the message of the gospel.
I was born in Bismarck, ND and was raised there until I was about 10 years old, then lived in Kingman, AZ through High School (somehow, I graduated). A big part of my story was my parents’ divorce when I was five. I knew my parents loved me but there was a lot of chaos and uncertainly growing up, never living in one place too long and experiencing lots of problems. I grew up without God in my life, biblically illiterate and unchurched. As I entered my teen years, after the death of my uncle and various disappointments, I would mock and put down people who claimed faith in God – God couldn’t be real, I reasoned, because if he was real he wouldn’t have let my uncle die, nor would he have allowed some of the things I experienced. I was angry, fearful, lonely, one of the shyest people you could ever meet, without hope or faith in anything, just drifting through life and hoping for happiness.
I watched a football game with a guy holding up a John 3:16 sign when I was nineteen. When I looked in a Bible to see what the verse said, God spoke through his Word dramatically and unexpectedly. For the first time I really heard the gospel - God so loved people (like my uncle) that he gave his Son as a sacrifice to save them! My stance towards God changed instantly (how had I not understood his loving character before this?). It took me awhile to personalize the message that I had a problem with God because of my sin and that Jesus died to save me. But I soon believed the gospel and when I trusted in the Lord for my salvation, God gave me peace and hope, joy and purpose - I had never known any of these before! One of the most shocking transformations in my life was the newfound power to speak publicly in front of people.
After a stint in the U.S. Navy that solidified my faith, I was blessed to marry Elizabeth in 1993 and we now have three adult children (all married) and are grateful to be grandparents. I graduated from Multnomah Bible College in 1997 and North American Baptist Seminary in 2000. From 2001-2003 we were missionaries in the Philippines with the hopes of planting churches, but due to health issues we returned to the States. We began serving Living Water Bible Fellowship in January of 2004 and are happy to call Alamosa home.
Greg moved to Alamosa in February of 1974 where his father was the manager of the local J.C. Penney Store. After graduating from Alamosa High in 1977 he attended Adams State College where he married his high school sweetheart Cindy in 1980 and soon afterwards graduated with a degree in History/Government in 1981.
Upon graduation from college Greg and Cindy headed to Golden Colorado for a short time so Cindy could work on her continued schooling at Colorado School of Mines. In 1982 they came back to the Alamosa where Greg worked with his father for 32 years in the family-owned business of True Value Hardware and Radio Shack. After closing the store in May of 2013 Greg joined the staff at Living Water in Nov. of 2013.
Greg and Cindy have been members of Living Water since 1982 and feel very blessed to have been able to raise 3 children in a small community where the abundant resources of God’s magnificent creation are so accessible and easy to enjoy! If you love the outdoors it is hard to do any better than the San Luis Valley!
“Warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified” Romans 15:7.
I was born in Tacoma Washington, but spent most of my childhood moving every couple of years, so I’ve lived all over the place! I spent a good chunk of time in Cody Wyoming before moving to El Jebel, Colorado halfway through highschool. I’ve been in Colorado ever since. I met my wonderful wife while playing in the jazz band at Colorado Christian University. We’ve been married since 2015 and have two kids, Samuel and Noelle.
Before coming to Alamosa I worked at a church in the Denver area and toured and performed with a number of jazz, blues and folk bands. I love listening to and playing all kinds of different music! We moved to Alamosa in the beginning of 2020 after being called to serve at Living Water. We love this community and the place where God has placed us. We are excited to raise our family here and be a part of God’s work here in the valley!
I’m an avid purveyor of the outdoors, especially while trail running, mountain biking, skiing, camping or hunting. I spend a lot of time reading books and watching good movies with family and friends. I cherish being a father and a husband, spending time with my family, and taking care of our pack of dogs and cats.
But most of all I’m passionate about following Jesus, and sharing the good news of the kingdom of God! In Jesus we can be forgiven of our sins, given new life, and brought into God’s kingdom, through which He is making all things new! I’m fascinated by how to create music and art that communicates these wonderful truths and that reflect the beauty of God and the gospel. Making music that echoes the creativity of my creator and leads others to worship fills me with joy.