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Many listeners like to know about Gospel Time and the people behind the programs they hear. Here we tell you a little about ourselves and Gospel Time Ministries, Inc..



A. The Holy Scriptures

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, in every way, flawless, undeniable, and that it is the supreme and final authority of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Peter 1:19-21)


B. The Godhead

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in essence while distinct in personality and function. (Exodus 20:2-3; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7)


C. Creation

We believe in God's direct creation of the universe without the use of pre-existent material and apart from any process of evolution whatsoever, as according to the Genesis account.  (Genesis 1:1-31; Exodus 20:11; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3)


D. Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is God. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:35; Galatians 4:4)


E. Bodily Resurrection of Christ

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 28:1-7; Acts 1:8-11; 1 Corinthians 15:4-9; Hebrews 4:14-16)


F. The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent of the New Birth through conviction and regeneration, and that He seals and indwells everyone who trusts Christ as Savior. We also believe that the Holy Spirit fills and empowers believers, and that He distributes Spiritual gifts to all believers.  (John 3:5; Romans 8:9 & 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:13 & 13:1-13; Ephesians 1:13 & 2:20 & 4:11-12 & 5:18; Hebrews 2:3-4)


G. The State of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also Spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sin nature and are sinners in thought, word, and deed.
(Genesis 1:26-27 & 3:1-6; Romans 5:12, 19 & 3:10-13, 23)


H. The Scope of Salvation

We believe that Jesus Christ died as the substitutionary sacrifice for all men. The blood atonement He made is unlimited in its potential. It is limited only in its application, effectively saving all those who call upon the name of the Lord in repentance and faith.
(Isaiah 53:4-11; John 3:5-8, 16; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 John 2:1-2)


I. The Way of Salvation

We believe that all who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus, are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God. (John 1:12-13 & 3:3-16; Acts 16:31; Romans 4:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)


J. The Rapture

We believe in that "blessed hope," the personal, premillennial, pretribulational, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, when He will gather all believers unto Himself and take them to Heaven. (John 14:1-3; I Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-13)


K. Heaven and Hell

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the unsaved, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in Heaven, and the everlasting punishment of the lost in Hell.
(Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21:1-8)


L. The Local Church

We believe that the local Church is the agency through which God has chosen to accomplish His work in the world. A New Testament Church is an organized body of believers, having three offices (Pastor, elder & deacon), independent in nature, and banded together for work, worship, edification, the observance of ordinances, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The local Church, under the headship of Christ, is to be free from any external authority and should not associate itself with any other effort which compromises the Biblical Truth. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Romans 16:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; Ephesians 1:22 & 3:10; 1 Timothy 3 & 6:3-5; 1 Peter 5:1-3)


M. Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that the two ordinances of the local Church are Baptism by immersion after salvation, and The Lord's Supper which was instituted by Jesus that we might remember and show forth His death "till He come." (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; Colossians 2:12)


N. Human Sexuality

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God's original intent for the proper and Biblical sexual relationship. (Genesis 2:24, 19:5, 13, 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)


O. Abortion

We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, population or birth control, or the mental well being of the mother are acceptable. (Job 3:16; Psalm 51:5, 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24, 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)


P. Lawsuits Between Believers

We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the Church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the Church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian's insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander.
(1 Corinthians 6: 1-8; Ephesians 4:31-32)



Q. Giving

We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God's wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local Church financially. We believe that every Christian should give cheerfully to the support of the Church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. (Genesis 14:20; Proverbs 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Galatians 6:6; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 1 John 3:17)


R. The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.  Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.

Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.


The objective of our our programs is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in song.  We pray that the Lord will continue to use Gospel Time to reach the unsaved and to encourage the saved!  We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site!

Our Employees:  Gospel Time has no paid employees.  Dave Rigg's wife, Pat, serves as the ministry's treasurer.  Dave does all the program production and distribution of the programs to radio stations.

Dave Rigg is the CEO and President of Gospel Time Ministries, Inc.  He produces and hosts the daily Gospel Time programs.  In addition, he is the pastor of Gospel Chapel in Bone Gap, Illinois.  His hobbies include raising and riding horses, mules, and donkeys and quail hunting.  Dave's wife, Pat, serves as the treasurer of the corporation.  She is a Registered Nurse and works at a local nursing home.  We have three sons and a daughter as well as 6 grandchildren. We try to bring our love for Jesus to you through our programs and this web site.

Gospel Time Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 corporation.  The function of this ministry is to produce gospel music programs for broadcast by radio stations.

Dave Rigg began his career in radio broadcasting in 1967.  Over the years, he has worked for four different radio stations.  He has experience in sports play-by-play, news reporting, programming, and production.  Though he now devotes full time to his duties as a church pastor, he remains active in the radio broadcasting industry.  His experience in broadcasting Gospel music began in 1973 and continues to this very day!
This ministry began in 1988 with our first program broadcast on a radio station in Fairfield, Illinois.  When Dave was nominated by the readers of Singing News magazine as one of the Top 10 Small Market Radio Gospel Music Disk Jockeys in America in 1991, other stations became interested in Gospel Time.   Over the years, Gospel Time has been carried by numerous stations scattered across the nation.  Whenever we have needed new equipment to keep up with the changes in technology, the Lord has always supplied the need!  Taking our ministry to the web makes the process even more exciting.

Other ministries:  Dave Rigg serves as the pastor of Gospel Chapel, a nondenominational church in Bone Gap, Illinois.  He has been a pastor since 1991. 

Here is a picture of Dave Rigg relaxing outside our studios.


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