Pastor Joseph R. Riggs grew up in Indianapolis, IN. He attended Calvary Christian School from first to eighth grade. In fourth grade during a prayer meeting, he was filled with the Holy Ghost. He was then baptized in Jesus name at his then home church, Drexel Gardens Apostolic Tabernacle.
In January of 1986, Bro. Riggs came to the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Greenfield, IN to make it his church home. On July 18, 1987, he and Kim Brown became husband and wife. That union as been blessed with three wonderful daughters, who are all saved and serving the Lord. Their oldest daughter, Brittany Devalal, and her husband Ian are currently stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Ian is serving our nation in the United States Air Force. Brittany leads the UAC of JC Camp Ensamble. They are both a great help in thier church in San Antonio. Kayla is a Sunday school teacher and her and her husband Nathan are the youth leaders of the Pre-teens at APCGI. Marissa is a Sunday School teacher and is also a leader of the APCGI sign team.
In January of 1990, Bro. & Sis. Riggs became the youth leaders of our church working hand in hand with Pastor Kenneth Brown. Over the years, Bro. Riggs became the youth pastor at APCGI and worked with Pastor Brown for almost twenty years in that capacity. On September 27, 2009, Pastor Brown went home to be with the Lord. After prayer and seeking God's will, Bro. Riggs officially became pastor on December 1, 2009.
"Sis. Kim and I taught children's church together for thirteen years and she is still teaching children's church. We have both been Sunday school teachers for about twenty-five years. We love working with God's people, pulling together for the Kingdom of God. We are trying our best to make sure His truth is marching on. We are blessed to be with and work with like minded people."
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.