Chris Kaiser has faithfully fulfilled the role of pastor at McGregor Road Baptist Church for over fourteen years. He is supported in the ministry by his wife, Dana, and children.
Pastor Kaiser’s Salvation Testimony:
I was raised Catholic and attended church pretty regularly until my parents were divorced when I was 10 years old. My mother met a man, who offered to let us come live with him. Since we were having financial difficulty, my mother agreed, and we moved from the suburbs into the inner city of Akron Ohio. My mother had to work a full time job to support us, which left my brother and I home alone a lot. As you can image, we found ourselves getting into much trouble. For survival reasons I sought to fit in, which involved me in many activities, of which I am not proud of to this day. I somehow made it through High School, and my mother put pressure on me to go to college, so I chose to pursue education in the field of aircraft mechanics. After graduating, I sought to be employed at ATA Airlines. After gaining employment I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. I became successful in my career, but still had emptiness in my soul. Three years after living in Indianapolis, living the fast life but hurting inside at the same time, I met a girl named Dana. She asked me to go to church with her, so I went. It was McGregor Road Baptist Church. The preacher preached a message from the Bible that I could not get away from. He preached on sin, and how I had sinned. He said that one day; I would have to give an account of my life to God. He then showed me how Christ had come to pay for my sin on the cross, and how I could be forgiven if I would repent and believe on the finished work of Jesus Christ. I liked what I heard, and believed that it was the truth, but I was still skeptical. It was a different message than I had heard growing up as a Catholic. I stuck around the Baptist Church with Dana, got married and involved, but I was still lost. My heart was still empty and full of questions. I tried to live what I was hearing, but I began to grow very frustrated. The more I tried to do right, the more I failed! I got very tired of living a dual life! The Lord continued to reveal to me that I needed to repent and trust Christ for my soul’s salvation. On September 12th, 1993, during an evening service, I came forward with a repentant believing heart, and asked Jesus Christ to save me. I was done playing games, and I was ready to give my life to Christ, ALL of it! Since I have been saved, I have hungered for the Word of God. While still working at ATA, I enrolled in a local Bible College so I could learn the Bible more quickly. As I learned, the more I began to understand, and one by one God began to answer all my questions!
God has given me life, purpose and meaning! I am so thankful for God saving me!