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 is our Interim Worship Pastor. Concerning coming to First Woodway as the Interim Worship Pastor, Gary says, “I could not be more blessed to have the opportunity to serve at First Baptist Woodway in the community where I live. I am so excited about what God has in store for us!”

Gary received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University with an emphasis in Music Theory. In the early eighties, Gary began work as a music editor for Word, Inc. and his position grew into the creative director of choral music. During that season he began writing and arranging for church choir.
Since that time, he has published hundreds of anthems and co-written over twenty musicals and collections including “My Utmost for His Highest” and “Experiencing God.”  He has just finished a Christmas Musical this year titled “Christmas Is Coming” for Word Music. He is a three-time Dove Award winner for Musical of the Year. He continues to write for several different publishers.
Gary was called to ministry in 1988 and has been in music ministry for almost 25 years. He met his wife of 27 years, Karen, here in Waco. They have two children, Christopher (a sophomore at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA) and Annie (a senior at Midway High School bound for Baylor University next fall). 
He is a big Baylor sports fan and loves to go to the games. He enjoys spending time with family, snow skiing, the beach and an occasional game of golf. 


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