Pastor Gregory Alan Newton left this world behind to spend eternity with Jesus on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 59 years, 7 months, and 5 days. Pastor Greg, as he was affectionately known to all, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to his parents, Rev. Curtis and Arlene (McConnell) Newton on March 2, 1962.
Greg came to know Jesus Christ as his savior and was called into the ministry at a very young age. He began full time ministry as a pastor at the age of 22. Greg received his Ministry License and Ordination from the Assemblies of God organization. He and his wife of 32 years, Lisa Haigood Newton, were married in Lubbock, Texas, on July 15, 1989. From this union 3 daughters were born and raised to carry on the Christian heritage.
Greg always had a pastor’s heart not just to the church, but the community at large. He served the schools in each community where he lived. He served as referee, umpire, bus driver, radio announcer and fan to the local sports teams. He served in hospital ministry wherever God led him as well as being involved in the ministerial alliance in many communities. He was an avid OU and Oklahoma City Thunder fan. He was also an enthusiastic golf player and fan, playing numerous tournaments with friends and family. Greg was heavily involved and loyal to the Mission Fields of Africa and Mexico making several missionary journeys spreading the love of Christ around the world. This was done not only through personal ministry, but also through raising funds for Bibles in foreign languages through the “Fire Bible” Ministry. Many souls will enter heaven’s gates because of Greg’s faithful service to the Gospel. His pastor’s heart led him to become “best friends” with each member of his congregation becoming their confidant, moral support, prayer warrior, and spiritual leader. He loved to rib his friends, and joke with all who would listen.
Everyone who knew Greg would say he was an avid sports enthusiast. From golf, high school basketball, OU football, tennis, and volleyball he enjoyed the thrill of competition. Greg will be missed from the Erick basketball games where he announced the games to the Sayre Golf Course where he competed. This season of Greg’s race is complete, but his eternal life has just begun.
Although Pastor Greg is no longer with us, his memory and legacy will be kept alive through the family and friends he leaves behind which include his wife Lisa of the home; 3 daughters: Brooklyn and husband Chasten Musick of Weatherford, OK, Brittan Newton of McAlester, OK, Boston Newton of the home; 1 brother: Ronnie Newton of Yukon, OK; 1 sister: Carol and husband Eugene Trinkle of Waxahachie, TX; 1 granddaughter: Ryleigh Musick of Weatherford, OK; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, good friends and church family.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, August 13, 2021, at Gateway Church in Elk City, OK, with Pastor Roger Reston, Pastor Berry Tilley, Rev. Dennis Reeves, Evangelist Hansie Steyn, and Evangelist Doctor Mike Smalley officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Wolf Cemetery in Lone Wolf, OK, with Shannon Hall, Evangelist Doug Eccles and Evangelist Damon Grove officiating. Viewing will be available Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Gateway Church located at 4227 W 3rd St in Elk City from 10:00 AM ~ 7:00 PM, with a family visitation from 5:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers a love gift may be accepted at Great Plains Bank of Elk City, Oklahoma, in care of Boston Newton.
Services are under the care and direction of Whinery Funeral Service.
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