Gary is an Oklahoma native and US Navy veteran. He has degrees from Oklahoma State University, West Texas State University and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University. Gary retired from SBC/AT&T in 2000 and worked for six years as Church Administrator in San Antonio, TX before moving to Wentzville in 2007. He and his wife, Saundra, have been married since 1965 and have two sons, Paul and Benjamin. Gary and Saundra moved to the area in order to be close to their three grandchildren by their oldest son Paul and wife Mary. Gary has worked for FBCW since March 2009 and is also the coordinator for the Financial Peace program.