Campus Pastor-Indianapolis Campus
Hi, my name is Gary and I am the Campus Pastor at Summit Indy. I oversee the campus functions and the care of its people as well as lead the Sunday morning encounters. I enjoy working with and encouraging our leaders and members. It’s a real joy and very rewarding to see people grow spiritually and become active participants with the campus.
I turned from a life embedded with drugs to a life with Jesus as Lord in August 1980 when I was 25 years old. Since that time, I have been involved with church ministry such as leading several Bible study groups, conducting street outreaches, participating in prison ministry, traveling overseas for missionary work and hosting a ?-hour radio show playing Christian music on a well known local secular radio station.
In 1994, my life was enhanced when I married Nita. We have a lot of fun traveling, enjoying our family and working in the ministry. We have two adult children that I gained with the marriage. Our daughter and her husband have blessed us with an outstanding grandson, who is now 15 years old. Nita and I are health enthusiasts; I have a deep passion to help people avoid sickness and live healthy lifestyles.
Indiana/Purdue University (IUPUI)
INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Places: Naples, FL, Key West FL, Las Vegas, Chicago, Barcelona, Spain and Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis
What’s on your iPod: All kinds of stuff, Phil Driscoll, The Allman Brothers, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, Bob Marley and Wailers, Kurt Carr, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Joni Lamb & Daystar Singers, Oral Roberts reading the New Testament
Books: Of course the Bible, biographies of people both secular and Christian, self-help, health & nutrition
What do you TiVo: NFL, Ultimate Fighting, High Stakes Poker, Documentaries and biographies, especially about gangsters of the past and the mob
Sports Teams: The Indianapolis Colts, IU football, Cathedral High School football & basketball
Movies: Gladiator, Deer Hunter, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Heat, Thomas Crown Affair, Goodfellas, Apocalypse
Hobbies: Working out on Total Gym, Bouncing on Rebounder, walking, reading, traveling with Nita
Dislikes: Mean people, liver and uncomfortable shoes
Odd Facts: My grade school track coach told my Dad that I could make it in the Olympics (he was overly optimistic)
Life Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”