Pastor Gary started the 1st FWB Church of Ozark on July 15, 1993 with his wife, Brenda and three children, Christi, David (and wife, Lindsey) and Rebecca (and husband, Keith). They are blessed with 3 grandchildren as well, Silas, Wesley, and Kole.
Pastor Gary was ordained in 1976 and has pastored for over 40 years in Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas. He has served as Associate Moderator in Kansas, as well as chairman of the Kansas State Missions Board and Missouri State Missions Board. He enjoys golfing, fishing, restoring antique cars, and playing with his grandsons. Brenda is active in the church by supporting her husband as "Pastor's wife" along with a great love for people, and teaching children''s classes. Brenda enjoys reading, shopping, teaching and working with children. Brenda says she enjoys being a Pastor's wife and ministering in the church.