Gary grew up in the Northeast where his parents pastored and planted churches.  He holds a degree in Biblical Theology from Anderson University. Additionally, he used to play guitar with Bill & Gloria Gaither.  After college, he spent 5 years serving alongside his brother at a church in Florida, where he met and later married his wife Beverly.  Together, they planted and lead a church for 28 years.  They have three sons and six grandchildren.  Gary commonly refers to himself as a “salvage man” who enjoys turning broken things into something beautiful, much like how the Father operates.