Rev. Gregory “Greg” Edgar Bauldwin
November 8, 1957 ~ March 26, 2022
A memorial service honoring Greg’s life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11:00 am, West Center Chapel, 7805 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE, with Dave Schultz officiating. A repast will follow from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cathedral of Love Church of God in Christ, 2816 Ames Avenue, Omaha 68111.
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Greg joined our Lord and Savior on March 26, 2022.
Rev. Gregory Edgar “Greg” Bauldwin, aka Superchicken aka Omega, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on November 8, 1957, to Roberta and Frank Bauldwin. He grew up in a family of love and support, with his grandmother, Gertrude Lee, there to help. He graduated from Technical High School, where he was a football phenom, garnering the name Superchicken. It was later shortened to Chicken. He then attended Creighton University. Although he attended Creighton University, his life experiences educated him far better and more profoundly than any formal education could have.
In 1976, Greg was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Tangie Bauldwin, and he found himself a single parent while so incredibly young. Not quite ready for the road he’d found himself on, he struggled to find his place in the world, being in a dark place during this time in his life.
Unbeknownst to Greg, God divinely orchestrated his steps, and Greg was obedient to God’s call on his life. God divinely opened the door for Greg to have discovered and participated in an adult program called Teen Challenge; it was a miracle sent from God. Unfortunately, prior to graduating from the program, he would be tried in the worst way. On Thanksgiving of 1991, his beautiful and bright daughter, Tangie, passed away. Devastated by her death, Greg threw himself into his faith and ministry in Teen Challenge. During his time there, his faith in the Lord deepened and his purpose was sealed for the rest of his life. He found a love of serving God and serving others. This was when he began his tutelage of ministry under Pastor Anthony Moss. At this point in his life, he found the love of his life, Felicia Trujillo. Together, he, God, and Felicia found the path to which he would dedicate his life— service and ministry. He and Felicia were married on February 14, 1993, Valentine’s Day. A year and a half later, they welcomed their daughter Carissa into the world. Greg was so thankful to have been given a second chance to be a dad again and the opportunity to redo the relationship he had lost with his eldest daughter. His daughters were his blessings from God. After several years of his dedication to ministry, he was certified and ordained officially as a minister of the gospel on February 18, 1996.
The young family moved to Minneapolis, MN starting in an inner-city church. Shortly after, Greg began his ministry, named Souls On Time. This is when he pursued his mission and further developed his Souls on Time ministry. Greg started a Saturday Night Live outreach, where he ministered to those who were broken, tattered, and torn and went into places that others dared not go, giving the hope of Christ to them. He touched the hearts and minds of so many. His passion for the Lord was infectious, just like his laugh. He then met Art Erickson of Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation. Through the loving support of Art and his organization, Greg and the family flourished. Greg ministered to any in need, but he had a passion, especially for youth and fathers, and cared deeply for the needs of his community. It was not uncommon for Greg to open up his home to those in need and give them the view of fatherhood and family that they needed.
Many years later, he returned to Tucson, AZ, where he was called back to Teen Challenge as the Director of the very same program that changed his life. Greg was the first Teen Challenge of Arizona graduate to become the Tucson Men’s Center Director. Through this program, Greg had the opportunity to help men who had been through similar life circumstances. He provided a testimony that allowed them to know they, too, could transcend life circumstances for the better through the hope of Christ. In addition, he was a huge support system for families in need and the surrounding community there.
After several years of service in Tucson, AZ, Greg felt a calling to return home to the city he grew up in, Omaha, NE. He wanted to help support and reconnect with his family living in Omaha. North Omaha needed him. Upon arrival, he was diagnosed with a severe health condition. This news did not shake his faith in the Lord. Greg was prepared to give his all to fight for his family. Amidst his battle, he received the amazing news that he would be a Grandfather. On October 18, 2019, his greatest joy in life came in the form of 2 little twin fireball girls, his granddaughters, Tangie and Nicole. They brought such light and laughter to Greg. They were named after two people very dear to his heart, his late daughter and mother. He was always very present during his time with the girls; they encouraged and motivated him.
Greg left this earth an incredible and amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, and man of God. Greg was a poet and musician as well— going by his artist name, Omega. He’d received so many accolades and awards, too many to mention.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Roberta; father, Frank; step-father, Albert Tibbs; daughter, Tangie; grandmother, Gertrude Lee; brother, Robert; sister-in-law, Sandy; mother-in-law, Carmen Alvarez; and other in-laws of the Trujillo and Elizondo families whom he loved so dearly.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Felicia; daughter, Carissa; granddaughters, Tangie and Nicole; beloved niece, Judah, whom he loved so much; brothers: Eric, Vincent, Frank, Patrick, and Solomon; sisters: Cathy, Lorraine, and Michelle; a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Greg was, in his own words: “privileged to be counted worthy for service in God’s army at such a time as this.” He would want to be remembered best for his passion for winning souls over to Christ. He knew the power, majesty, and grace that he so enjoyed could be experienced by others. His passion was to see families and communities be restored. As he would say: “Turn the hearts of the fathers back” – back to the children, back to their wives, back to their parents.”
He would want others to know that “there is nothing too hard for God, not even your problems!” “You are a Miracle”
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