Gary holds a Doctorate in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been a Counseling and Care Pastor in Care Ministry since 2017.  In addition to his counseling responsibilities, Gary is an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology for Shepherds Theological Seminary, with teaching responsibilities in Biblical Counseling and Worship Studies.  Gary served as Colonial’s Music Pastor from 2011 to 2017. He holds a Masters in Theological Studies from Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He and his wife, Sherrell, have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.