Pastor Gary gave his life to Christ on November 17, 1980. After two years, he began a Bible study in a friend’s living room and God began to use him to bring many friends and people to salvation. He knew God was calling him to ministry but he was chasing a pro golf career and for a time, and he ran from God’s calling. Eventually Gary gave in, and has been in ministry ever since.
After pastoring in a pioneer work in Oakland for four years, Pastor Gary was asked to take over Faith Fellowship church in San Leandro, in September 1993. Faith Fellowship at one time was a church of 550 people, but by 1993 when Pastor Gary arrived, it was down to just 65 people. God began His work through Pastor Gary and a new team of leaders, and today the average attendance is over 2,000! To God be the glory!