Gary came to Colonial in 2009 and served as our Music Pastor from 2011-2017. He grew up in a musical family and worked in full-time music ministry since 1993. In 2016, Gary sensed God’s leading to pursue a Doctorate of Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, which ultimately led to a transition from music ministry into his current role in Care Ministry as a Counseling and Care Pastor. He also 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.