Pastor Gary encountered the grace of Jesus when he was 17 years old and soon afterward felt a call to full-time ministry. After he graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1964, he joined the Air Force. In 1968 he enrolled at Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he met Shirley Collins. They were married in 1969. Gary and Shirley have been in ministry together for 48 years having served as pastors and missionaries. They recently returned from serving 6 years in Rwanda where they built churches and trained national pastors. They have three children and eleven grandchildren. Gary loves playing golf but his passion is seeing lives transformed through the love of Jesus and the power of the cross.