Gary has been a follower of Jesus Christ since he was a teenager and has been serving as our pastor for over 31 years. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, he also has a degree in Music which helps in planning cohesive and uplifting worship experiences.

Pastor Gary has a special place in his heart for individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. He has served on the Board of Directors of The ARC of Orange County (formerly known as OrangeAHRC) since 1989 and has been Board President for fourteen years.

Gary has sunk his roots deep into our community serving as an Active Firefighter with our local department as well as its Chaplain, leading worship services at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center, and conducting weddings and funerals for many in our community and church.

Gary enjoys “The Big Bang Theory” and old episodes of “M*A*S*H”, doing maintenance on cars, helping Jim (a local farmer) milk cows in the morning, and doing work outdoors. His wife Cathy works a Probation Officer for Orange County and their children Nathaniel and Laura are Pharmacists for competing companies.