Gary has served as pastor in the Kansas City, MO/KS area for 30+ years and is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Citywide Prayer Movement and Board Chairman and Founder of the Caring for Kids Network in Kansas City. He facilitates prayer summit retreats, teaches workshops and connects pastors, leaders and intercessors. He is a leader and networker in the growing movement of prayer and community transformation. Gary’s passion is helping every believer grow in their love relationship with God, helping local congregations develop creative presence-based “houses of prayer”, and building collaborative unity among churches across denominational and racial lines seeking spiritual awakening and social transformation of local communities.
Gary has been married to his wife Barbara for 43 years, has one son Luke (married to Tiffany) twin grandsons, and he loves fishing, hunting, biking, canoeing and being outdoors.