Pastor Don reflects upon 25 years at St. Paul as church celebrates 150th anniversary

Pastor Don Wagner celebrated 25 years of ministry service at Lebanon’s St. Paul United Church of Christ on Sunday, June 10. Wagner was called to God in 1988 while working at his family’s grain and dairy farm near Marissa. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Annabelle Knef)

LEBANON – What do farming and pastoring have in common? Ask Pastor Donald Wagner, who for the past two and a half decades has lead the St. Paul United Church of Christ congregation in Lebanon.

“Farming and ministry are a lot alike in that a farmer’s work is never done,” Wagner said. “God’s work is always going. You work with the fields you have and nurture them to the best of your ability, and you have to be a good steward of your resources.”

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