Seven Questions with Greg Kilgore – California Southern Baptist Convention
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7 Questions with Greg Kilgore

Greg Kilgore
Director of Missions of the Mid-Valley Association
Introducing one of our newest Director of Missions, Greg Kilgore of the Mid-Valley Association. With just a few months under his belt in this role, Greg is off and running. From meetings with his local pastors to brushing up on his Spanish language skills, he is ready to take it all on! He and his wife Megan share 3 delightful little ones, all under the age of 10. He and his family are very active, from coaching soccer and baseball for his children’s teams, to owning/riding horses and bird hunting with their golden retrievers. There’s never a dull moment in the Kilgore household. Greg sees his greatest opportunity in his role as encouraging the leaders and pastors and getting to know all the churches within the Mid-Valley Association!

What podcast are you listening to right now?

There are SO many! I have countless subscriptions! How many can I give you? Top three? Top five? If I give you five, I should just give you six, … and probably seven! Let’s go with my top seven! The first would be a couple of podcasts I love on the topic of ‘hunting dogs,’ but the other six are: Study God's Word, Revitalization and Replant, Preaching and Preachers, The Briefing with Al Mohler, Pastors Talk (by 9Marks), and SBC This Week.

What biblical character (other than Jesus) would you want to meet, and why?

Can I give you 2? The first one would be Epaphroditus from Philippi. He is my favorite character. He served faithfully. In my readings and understanding he was kind of an unknown character that isn’t focused on too much but I think he served the church and Paul well. Paul is the second person I’d be thrilled to get to meet and ask him what his approach and thoughts are on the current issues of our time, in society, church, and our lives.

In-N-Out or Chick-fil-A?

Neither… If they did a collaboration together, then I’d get the sandwich from Chick-fil-A, and the animal style fries from In-N-Out!

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Philippians 3: 25-30 but even more so 29-30. “I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker … I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me. I used to have this verse on my desk in Oakhurst. I haven’t finished moving everything from my office there to the one here. It is such a unique verse I feel. The fact that he was willing to risk his life all for Christ is incredible to me.

Tell us something that nobody knows about you.

I really enjoy training golden retrievers for hunting and hunt testing. In doing this I have so many opportunities of meeting people across California. It is really something I enjoy.

Tell us your best, ministry horror story.

I have some I can’t tell…I’ll briefly share one that shouldn’t be too troublesome. I once received a phone call asking how much I would charge for a baptism. I obviously responded by telling her that salvation in free, and it’s an honor to be part in bringing someone to Christ. There was another call I received once, where a person asked if I would baptize their dog. – I said no.

When you think through all the names of Christ, what name resonates with you right now and why?

Savior and Lord. My rationale for Savior is that He is our only hope. Lord because we must commit our whole lives to following Him.