I am a gospel preacher and try to understand that my work is about people! God has blessed me with one of the most wonderful help meets that a man could dream or pray to have. Kathy and I have three great sons–Gary, Dale, and Carl. We live and work in Colorado, serving with the sound, growing Bear Valley church of Christ. We had a spunky labradoodle named Clover from May, 2005, until December, 2012. She was a great girl!
Neal–born in Oxford, Mississippi. Son of a preacher (Gary, Sr.). Formal education: Faulkner University, Freed-Hardeman University, Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver (B.A., M.B.S.). Have preached in gospel meetings, lectureships, and seminars in 25 states and 7 foreign countries. Direct Future Preachers Training Camp and Bear Valley Lectures each year. Part-time instructor at BVBID, currently teaching “Preacher And His Work.”
Kathy–born in San Diego, California. Daughter of a preacher (Jim Gillaspie). Formal education: Faulkner University, Bear Valley Bible Institute. Frequently speaks to ladies in ladies days and lectureships (14 states and 3 foreign countries). Directs “Higher Ground” girls encampment each year. Instructor in women’s program at BVBID.
Gary III–born in Meridian, Mississippi (1993). Enjoys composing songs and playing guitar and piano, guns and compound bows, preaching, playing tennis, video games, and woodworking. Has done mission work in Tanzania, Cambodia, and Thailand. He worked at Chic-fil-a until August, 2012, when he left to enter Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. Currently, he is a Freshman Bible Major.
Dale–born in Richmond, Virginia (1996). Enjoys skateboarding, riding bikes, drawing, legos, animals, watching and playing sports, leading singing, and preaching. Has done mission work in Tanzania and Cambodia. He has worked various jobs already, including dog walking, lawn care, and fence building.
Carl–born in Mechanicsville, Virginia (1998). Enjoys erector sets, building models, paper airplanes, riding bikes and scooters, cooking, pocket rockets, and video games. Has done mission work in Tanzania. He helped save an orphaned squirrel he named Stuart in the spring of 2011. He has already gotten work building fences and running a very successful lemonade-stand business.