Greg Kannady grew up in the oil patch. His father worked for Texaco, and Greg spent summers in the oil field to earn money for school. The first in his family to attend college, Greg became interested in ministering as a sophomore at Oklahoma State University. After praying, he decided to quit school and start his own trucking company. Business was destined to be Greg’s ministry. At just 19, he started LuGreg Trucking, an oil field service company that transports liquids in the oil field. Over the decades, the company grew to more than 135 employees and seven locations.
“We’ve tried to instill in our children that whatever vocation God leads you into, it is your sphere of influence. Susan and I believe strongly that God led us into this area of business to be an influence for Christ,” Greg said. “This is our ministry.” With that spiritual attitude, the Kannadys set up two Donor Advised Funds through The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma. The funds allow the Kannadys to give to Southern Baptist ministries and like-minded ministries the family supports such as Water4, the Dean McGee Eye Institute, and the City Rescue Mission. Greg believes that giving through The Foundation is part of God’s plan for his life. He reflected on his family’s donations to The Foundation: “It is God’s money to begin with and it was God’s money when it was in our hands… It doesn’t matter where we’ve stood financially, as a person who has received grace from our Lord, we see giving to Kingdom ministries as an opportunity to be faithful.”