At the age of sixteen Gary
experienced a radical encounter with Christ that led to a call to preach the
Good News soon afterwards. His heart transformation and the call to preach has
resulted in Gary and his wife, Jane, to serve in pastoral ministry for over five decades. During this
time they have served 9 churches and have enjoyed a very fruitful ministry
This year, 2020, will mark Pastor G and Jane’s 54th wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of three grown children and grandparents of eight grandchildren.
Gary holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University (Lakeland, Florida), a Master’s degree from FSU (Department of Religion - Tallahassee, FL), and an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree from Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY). He was ordained in 1973 as an Assemblies of God pastor. He transferred into The United Methodist Church in 2000.
While spending his time fulfilling his ministry, Gary has also been an avid runner for almost forty years. He has completed numerous 5 and 10K’s and several marathons. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and shooting firearms.