Gary is a third generation Church of God of Prophecy member originally from Alabama. He and his high-school sweetheart, Amy, have been married since 1971 and have lived in Hawaii for the past 35 years. They have two married adult children, Joshua (Stephanie Douglas) and Tori (Jeriel Saludez), and three granddaughters, Kate, Olivia, and Elizabeth.
Gary is an ordained bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy and serves as lead pastor at Reunion Hawaii Church in Honolulu, and as overseer of Hawaii, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, and Rabi Island. He enjoys learning new technologies and utilizing social media to increase visibility of his areas of ministry responsibility.
He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Global Leadership) and is in the final stages of his Doctor of Missiology dissertation at Fuller, and will graduate in June of 2018.
Gary’s passions include identifying, empowering, and releasing young emerging leaders, expanding the presence of the Church of God of Prophecy in small island nations of the Pacific, and participating in the missio dei.