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.). Has preached in gospel meetings, lectureships, and seminars in 26 states (AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY, and D.C.) and 8 foreign countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, France, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine). Directs Future Preachers Training Camp and Bear Valley Lectures each year. Part-time instructor at BVBII, currently teaching “Preacher And His Work” and “Homiletics-I.” 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). Author the book, Rise Up And Build (http://www.publishingdesigns.com).
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 (21 states–AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, KY, MS, MI, MO, NC, NH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV–and 4 foreign countries–Cambodia, New Zealand, Tanzania, and Ukraine). Directs “Higher Ground” girls encampment each year. Dean of Women and instructor in women’s program at BVBII, teaching two classes in that program. Author of a book, Return To Me, released in 2015 (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 married 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 preached regularly for the San Luis church of Christ in Monte Vista, CO, while a student. He graduated 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. His first job was building fences and he has worked through his Senior Year at Planet Fitness. He is a High School graduate and plans to enter Bear Valley Bible Institute in August, 2016.