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 have a golden doodle named Chipper. He was born in Kansas (Oct., 2012) and is just as his name describes.
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 8 foreign countries. Direct Future Preachers Training Camp and Bear Valley Lectures each year. Part-time instructor at BVBID, currently teaching “Preacher And His Work.” Speaker with Billy Lambert on the “Getting To Know Your Bible” TV program (DirecTV ch. 377, TCT and DirecTV ch. 376 & Dish ch. 267, CTN).
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 (16 states and 3 foreign countries). Directs “Higher Ground” girls encampment each year. Instructor in women’s program at BVBID. Author of a new book, Return To Me (https://secure.fortifyyourfaith.org/return-to-me).
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. After a year there, he has enrolled in the Bear Valley Bible Institute. He and his brothers are in an “Indie” band called “Oh Brother.” They’ve released two albums (find them on iTunes). He will be married to Chelsea Threlfall on January 1, 2016.
Dale–born in Richmond, Virginia (1996). Enjoys skateboarding, riding bikes, drawing, legos, basketball, weightlifting, 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, fence building, Chic-fil-a, and McDonalds. He graduated in May, 2014, from high school and began school at Bear Valley Bible Institute in August, 2014. He hopes to graduate in May, 2016.
Carl–born in Mechanicsville, Virginia (1998). Enjoys guitar, basketball, weightlifting, collecting knives, working with his hands and home improvement projects, cooking, singing with Oh Brother, his family, and mission work. Has done mission work in Tanzania and Cambodia. He has already gotten work building fences and running a very successful lemonade-stand business. He is a High School Senior and plans to enter Bear Valley Bible Institute in August, 2016.