Gary is a graduate of Mount Union College and Ashland Theological Seminary. He has pastored for 23 years in both Youngstown, Ohio and Brooklyn, New York. He has twice served as a vice president at the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention) in Alpharetta, Georgia under two administrations.
More recently he has served as National Facilitator for Prayer with the Mission America Coalition and The Table Coalition. In addition, he is serving as a corporate chaplain for Corporate Chaplains of America.
Gary and his wife Lynette have been married 42 years. They have 6 children, 6 grandchildren and have served as foster parents for more than 40 children. They are the co-founders of a ministry to homeless and home-challenged pregnant women known as Eagle’s Nest Life Equipping Center in Youngstown, Ohio.