One29

Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

Our purpose is to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our desire is that all would "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). Our primary avenues to accomplish are through worship, missions, and justice. We believe that worship, missions and justice are inseparable from each other, and are vital for gospel saturation around the globe.

WORSHIP

We believe worship is inseparable from missions. In fact, missions is an act of worship. Worship is the ultimate goal of the Church. It is proper worship that fuels missionary outreach. We love John Piper's word in his book Let The Nations Be Glad!-

“Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more.”

The ultimate goal for the church is worship, and the ultimate goal of worship is the glory of God, and the gospel is at the center of God's glory. That the Lamb of God, God's only son, would come to die to redeem sinners. Missions is a by-product of worship. When we worship, we are beholding the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. When we go on mission, it is because so much of the world needs to first hear the gospel, to know Jesus, and to ultimately behold Him. We believe worship is a response to who God is and what He has done with the entirety of our lives. Missions is simply one way we respond to God in worship.

One of our goals in the future in combining worship and missions is through gospel centered ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology is the study of music from the cultural and social aspects of the people who make it. It is teaching people to worship through song, not by using our songs, cultural norms and church practices, but developing it within their culture, language, art and music.

One of our main partners in the area of worship is the Craig Rigney Band. We often partner with CRB to accomplish all of the above, by helping send them to lead worship at gospel centered and evangelical events all around the country and the world, and work to dismantle financial and logistical obstacles when needed, as much as we're able. Craig's ministry exists to point people to Jesus through gospel centered music, lyric, and the truth of scripture. His desire is to point to Jesus, just as John the Baptist did in John 1:29. Learn more about the Craig Rigney Band here.

MISSIONS

The heart of missions is evangelism. We believe Jesus' command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) is not simply to go, but to make disciples- people who whole heartedly follow Christ with the entirety of their lives. The first step in this is for people to simply hear the gospel- the good news of who Jesus is and what He has done- and that they would behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. What greater news exists?

We accomplish this through gospel centered events and conferences at home and around the world, as well as through growing purposeful relationships with ministry and lay leaders currently laboring for spread of the gospel, with a major emphasis on missionary care. We have many ministry partners around the globe including the International Mission Board, Pioneers International, and a number of missionaries, independent groups and local churches in different places of the world. We've partnered with local churches, missionaries and missions organizations in the UK, Hong Kong, and all over S.E. Asia, as well as all over the U.S. with hopes of more growth and partnerships being developed in the future.

JUSTICE

Just as it's difficult to separate missions from worship, so it is with worship and justice. We firmly believe in the words written in Amos 5- 

"Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” 

Worship is much more than a song- it's a response to who God is and what He has done with the entirety of our lives. It requires action, faith, and obedience. We believe in Jesus' words throughout scripture, and the life of worship He has called us to.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world". -James 1:27

"Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed." - Psalm 82:3

We have worked with many local churches and other undisclosed ministry organizations working around the world fighting against sex trafficking. Our desire is to grow our justice ministry to equip the church with practical knowledge, community and resources for freeing people from bondage in the name of Jesus. We’d love for you to check out our dear friends and partners at Pivot to learn more about their efforts in the war against slavery and sex trafficking.

Who we are

Craig Rigney  President  Craig is the founder of One29 Ministries, and the  Craig Rigney Band . Craig is passionate about seeing people come to know and follow Jesus through the truth of God's word. He's passionate about both the US and global church, and loves to lead worship in both contexts. Craig currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Stephanie, and dog, Brodie, where he serves as a worship pastor.

Craig Rigney

President

Craig is the founder of One29 Ministries, and the Craig Rigney Band. Craig is passionate about seeing people come to know and follow Jesus through the truth of God's word. He's passionate about both the US and global church, and loves to lead worship in both contexts. Craig currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Stephanie, and dog, Brodie, where he serves as a worship pastor.

Stephanie Rigney  Ministry Accountability Team  Stephanie was born and raised on the mission field in Mexico City, where her parents still serve today. She has a passion for adoption and fostering and a degree and experience in social work, at places including the  Texas Baptist Children's Home . She currently lives with her husband, Craig, in Austin, TX.

Stephanie Rigney

Ministry Accountability Team

Stephanie was born and raised on the mission field in Mexico City, where her parents still serve today. She has a passion for adoption and fostering and a degree and experience in social work, at places including the Texas Baptist Children's Home. She currently lives with her husband, Craig, in Austin, TX.

Steve Boyd  Ministry Accountability Team  Steve serve as the director of PowerPlus camps and Missions Manager at  Pineywoods Baptist Encampment , where he has served for over 20 years directing the youth camps and leading their missions vision and efforts.

Steve Boyd

Ministry Accountability Team

Steve serve as the director of PowerPlus camps and Missions Manager at Pineywoods Baptist Encampment, where he has served for over 20 years directing the youth camps and leading their missions vision and efforts.

Casey Mckown  Advisory Board  Casey and his family served as missionaries with  Pioneers International  in Asia for 7 years. Casey is a gifted visionary, evangelist, and also brings wise financial counsel and both missional and ministry experience to One29 Ministries. Casey and his family currently live in Houston, TX.

Casey Mckown

Advisory Board

Casey and his family served as missionaries with Pioneers International in Asia for 7 years. Casey is a gifted visionary, evangelist, and also brings wise financial counsel and both missional and ministry experience to One29 Ministries. Casey and his family currently live in Houston, TX.

Seth Johnson  Advisory Board  Seth has taken part in several trips overseas leading worship and serving missionaries. He brings godly wisdom, discernment and experience in many forms of ministry, especially worship, to the One29 team. He also serves as the lead guitarist for the  Craig Rigney Band . Seth currently lives in Houston, TX with his wife Shawna, and their daughter, where he spend the majority of his time serving at many local churches in the area.

Seth Johnson

Advisory Board

Seth has taken part in several trips overseas leading worship and serving missionaries. He brings godly wisdom, discernment and experience in many forms of ministry, especially worship, to the One29 team. He also serves as the lead guitarist for the Craig Rigney Band. Seth currently lives in Houston, TX with his wife Shawna, and their daughter, where he spend the majority of his time serving at many local churches in the area.

Chad Rigney  Advisory Board  Chad is a full time missionary with the  International Mission Board  serving in London, UK, and has since 2014. He has also served in full time ministry in several roles for over 15 years, as well as participated in trips to Russia, Africa, and the UK. Chad serves together with his wife, Lynsi, and their three kids. Learn more abut them and their work in London  here .

Chad Rigney

Advisory Board

Chad is a full time missionary with the International Mission Board serving in London, UK, and has since 2014. He has also served in full time ministry in several roles for over 15 years, as well as participated in trips to Russia, Africa, and the UK. Chad serves together with his wife, Lynsi, and their three kids. Learn more abut them and their work in London here.

Donnie Smith  Advisory Board  Believing the Bible reveals the nature and character of a Holy God, Donnie’s passion is to share that truth with people everywhere. This simple mission has led him to travel all over the United States as well as Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Donnie is married to his high school sweetheart, Kristina, and they have two children. Donnie pastored churches in Dallas, St. Louis, and Memphis before coming to Round Rock, TX to serve as the lead pastor at  The Fellowship , which has campuses in Round Rock and Hutto, TX. His ministry includes twelve years in Student Ministry, four years as a Teaching Pastor, and a constant commitment to point people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Donnie Smith

Advisory Board

Believing the Bible reveals the nature and character of a Holy God, Donnie’s passion is to share that truth with people everywhere. This simple mission has led him to travel all over the United States as well as Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Donnie is married to his high school sweetheart, Kristina, and they have two children. Donnie pastored churches in Dallas, St. Louis, and Memphis before coming to Round Rock, TX to serve as the lead pastor at The Fellowship, which has campuses in Round Rock and Hutto, TX. His ministry includes twelve years in Student Ministry, four years as a Teaching Pastor, and a constant commitment to point people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.